Hey guys, its me again with the acetate experiments.
I just made 2 different supersaturated solutions of sodium acetate and Zinc acetate. It is well known that when the two solutions crystallizes, energy is released. I used a thermometer to measure the temperature change from solution to solid crystal. My question is, why does the crystallization of sodium acetate release more energy than the crystallization of zinc acetate? (Sodium acetate had a greater Delta T and Delta H)