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3.8 Breaking Compounds Into Elements




John adds sulfuric acid to sugar. This initiates a reaction in which the sugar is broken down into water and carbon. Look carefully for the water formation on the inside of the test tube. Electricity is then added to some water to break it down into hydrogen and oxygen. Duration: 2:49.



3.8a Would water and carbon have been formed if sugar was an example of an element?
3.8b How was the water broken down to its fundamental components, hydrogen and oxygen?
3.8c What three elements make sugar?

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