My hypothesis was: If increased temperature increases the reaction rate, then the Hot Test will have the quickest dissolve time because it has the highest temperature. In order to find out if this hypothesis would be supported or not, I had to complete the three tests: Hot, Room Temperature, and Cold. Each test involved filling the beaker up with water, getting it to a certain temperature, and dissolving the tablets in the water. The difference was that the Hot test used a hot plate and needed to go up to 50 degrees Celsius, the Room Temp. test just needed to be regular water, and the Cold test needed ice cubes.
Our results are shown in the chart below:
The proved our hypothesis to be true because the Hot test ended up having the shortest dissolve time (23 seconds). Room Temperature was only 16 seconds behind, and Cold was 97 seconds behind. Basically, hotter temperatures will tend to quicken the rates of chemical reactions (especially when concerning the dissolving of something).
Then there was the Hot test, immediately after the tablet was dropped into the heated water it started to fizz. All around the tablet was bubbly foam, unlike the Room Temp. test, bubbles did not start spurting out until a little later. It mainly just fizzed.Last was the Cold test. There were bubbles during the Cold test, but they were rather large and came very slowly. After about a minut the tablet started to really fizz and then it started looking like the Room Temperature beaker.