When PVC is decomposed thermally, hydrogen chloride evolves. When PVC waste is burnt and decomposed, hydrochloric acid is formed which is part of the "acid rain" and causes environmental damage. In this experiment students heat plastic (PVC) and study the resulting decomposition product.
What you can learn about
- Decomposition of PVC (Polyvinyl chloride)
- Easy teaching and efficient learning by using interactive experimentation PHYWE-Software
- Experiment is part of a complete solution set with experiments for the topic acids, alkalis and salts matched with international curriculum: all topics are covered