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A laboratory method to determine the concentration of an analyte in solution. The solution volume plays a key role in the analysis.

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Acid value of linseed oil

For this we weigh $\pu{1.015 g}$ of linseed oil which is dissolved in alcohol. 3 drops of phenolphthalein (pH indicator) are added and a solution of potassium hydroxide of concentration $C = \pu{9.5e-...
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Oxidation of sodium thiosulfate by iodine

When $\ce{Na2S2O3}$ reacts with $\ce{I2}$, it undergoes a redox reaction as $$\ce{2 Na2S2O3 + I2 -> Na2S4O6 + 2 NaI}$$ Sulfur is being oxidized from a $+2$ state to a $+2.5$ state. Why isn't it ...
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Eriochrome Black T titration - Concentration of Indicator and endpoint

While not as frustrating an indicator as murexide, Eriochrome Black T's wine red to blue transformations provide significant challenges. The change from "fully wine red" to "fully blue with no trace ...
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Iodometric Titration - Iodine Crystal formation

During an iodometric titration iodide is oxidised to iodine by an oxidiser, and then titrated using standardised sodium thiosulfate. I have had no problems using iodate as the oxidiser, however, using ...
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How to detect equivalence points? [duplicate]

How do we detect equivalence point from a titration of an acid with a basic titrant from thу titration curve ($\mathrm{pH}$ vs. Volume of titrant added)? Can we predict an equivalence point just by ...
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Is volume of strong base used with strong acid same as volume used with weak acid?

At the equivalence point, why do we take volume of strong base used for titration of strong acid the same as the volume used for titration of weak acid? Shouldn't there be a difference? For example, ...
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Titration curves

If I were to model the titration of $30 \ \text{cm}^{3}$ of $ 3 \ \text{mol dm}^{-3}$ $\ce{CH3COOH_{(aq)}}$ with $3 \ \text{mol dm}^{-3}$ $\ce{NaOH_{(aq)}} $ , what would the equation look like (...
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Why heating up things before H2C2O4 &KMnO4 titration? [closed]

In my school, there is a redox titration between H2C2O4 being titrand and KMnO4 being titrant. After adding H2SO4 to the acid to give an acidic medium for redox, the whole mixture inside the conical ...
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What is the electrode potential at the equivalence point if concentrations of titrant and titrand are going to be zero?

Let's assume that the titrand is $\ce{Fe^2+}$ and the titrant is $\ce{Cr2O7^2-}$. Then $$E = E^\circ_\ce{Fe^{2+}/Fe^{3+}} - \frac{RT}{nF}\ln\frac{\ce{[Fe^{2+}]}}{\ce{[Fe^{3+}]}}$$ $$E = E^\circ_\ce{...
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Regarding acid-base reactions, how does one know when a hydrophobic base substance is fully protonated?

When there's a weak base substance (hydrophobic powder), and it needs to be completely protonated by adding an acid (eg: HCl), how does one know when it's completely protonated? Since the powdered ...
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Why does a colour change in neutralisation occur? [closed]

An indicator shows whether an substance is a base or an acid but during a neutralisation reaction the colour change occurs due to the solution be neutral (i.e pH is 7). But since the indicators only ...
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Experimental determination of pH [closed]

I am trying to determine the experimental pKa for two weak acids that were titrated against 0.20M NaOH. I have read elsewhere that you can take the point where the graph becomes steep and divide the ...
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Precipitation titration with Volhard method

In the Vollhard method Chloride is precipitated from a solution using escess silver ions. $$\ce{Ag+_{(aq)} + Cl-_{(aq)} -> AgCl_{(s)}}$$ After precipitation the solution is filtered and ammonium ...
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Titration of Na2CO3 against HCl

$\pu{25mL}$ of $\pu{0.125M}$ $\ce{Na2CO3}$ is titrated with $\pu{0.100M}$ $\ce{HCl}$. Given that $K_{a1} = 4.3\times10^{-7}$ and $K_{a2} = 4.8\times10^{-11}$ for the diprotic acid $\ce{H2CO3}$, ...
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Finding mass percentage of components of a solid mixture

A workbook question asks: $\pu{2.184g}$ of a solid mixture containing only $\ce{K2CO3}$ ($\mathrm{FW = 138.2058}\pu{ g/mol}$) and $\ce{KHCO3}$ ($\mathrm{FW = 100.1154} \pu{g/mol}$) is dissolved in ...
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What are some example of the use of argentometric titration?

Like, we use alkalimetric titration to calculate the real concentration of table vinegar. What about argentometric titration?
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NaOH being added to Formic Acid (Please catch my error!)

I am adding 0.55 mL of 0.1M NaOH to 10 mL of 0.5M Formic Acid. Here are the values I calculated to use. Moles H+ : 0.5 * (10mL / 1000) = 0.005 mol Moles OH- : 0.1 * (.55mL / 1000) = 0.000055 mol ...
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neutralization of a strong acid with a strong base [closed]

When a 1M H2SO4 is mixed with an equal volume of 1M NaOH, is the mixture acidic, basic, or neutral?
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When using a “dilute hydrochloric acid” solution, how diluted should it be?

Quite often when reading through some instructions or documentation or an outline that I've found online (EG: acid-base extractions), theres a step that involves using a "dilute hydrochloric acid ...
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pH throughout a titration

Estimate the $\ce{pH}$ of the solution that results when $\ce{75.0 mL}$ of $\ce{0.275 M HCl}$ is added to $\ce{50.0 mL}$ of $\ce{0.275 M Na2HPO4 (aq)}$. My book gives the successive $\ce{Ka}$ values ...
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Why doesn't pH = pKa1 in the buffer zone for this titration?

Below is an image from my textbook representing the titration curve for the titration of $5.00\ \mathrm{mL}$ of $0.010\ \mathrm M$ $\ce{H2S2O3}$ with $0.010\ \mathrm M$ $\ce{KOH}$, which has $\mathrm ...
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Why is sulphuric acid added in the ripper titration?

Ripper titration can be used to determine free $\ce{SO2}$ in wine by titration with iodine. The method requires sulphuric acid to be added to wine before titration. Why is this the case?
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EQPt pH of a Monoprotic Acid-Base Titration: Product of Molarites Over Their Sum

Context The Henderson-Hasselbalch equation is as follows. $$pH=-\log\big(K_a\big)+\log\bigg(\frac{[A^-]}{[HA]}\bigg)$$ One may follow its derivation in order to understand how it came to be, yet ...
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Why potassium chromate can be used as indicator in Mohr method?

Both silver chloride and silver chromate are insoluble, so why is that silver chromate is precipitated before silver chromate? Why wouldn't both red silver chromate and white silver chloride form at ...
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Why do we need iodometry?

In case of iodometry where we need to find the concentration of an oxidant, we react it with $\ce{I^-}$ and check how much $\ce{I_2}$ is produced. Then we use a reducing agent with known volume & ...
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Mathematical explanation of blank titration in Mohr method for argentometry

In my book it is written that in order to minimize systematic error in Mohr method for argentometry it is a common procedure to conduct a blank titration with $ \mathrm{Ag^+} $ against a $\mathrm{CrO_{...
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Working out pH of solution when excess NaOH is added

In a pH titration, $30\text{cm}^3$ of $\ce{NaOH}$ is added to $\pu{20 cm3}$ $\ce{CH3COOH}$. The concentrations of both solutions was $\pu{0.5 mol dm-3}$. $K_\mathrm{a} = \pu{1.7 x 10^{-5}}$ for $\ce{...
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Finding pKa from equivalence point on titration curve [closed]

Is there a mathematical proof/explanation of why $\mathrm{p}K_\mathrm{a}$ corresponds to the $\mathrm{pH}$ at $\text{Volume of titrant}/2$ at the equivalence point? A concise proof will suffice.
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Will potassium oxalate form stable complexes with Al 3+ AND Fe 3+ in an acidic solution?

I am trying to perform a complexometric titration of both Al 3+ and Fe 3+ in a sulfuric acid solution. I would be measuring the titration using a thermistor. The goal in this would be to complex all ...
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Does Hydrochloric Acid react with Calcium Phosphate?

I am trying to do a variant on the traditional eggshell calcium carbonate back titration, which is done by using HCl. Would this work with bones, which contain calcium phosphate instead?
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Titrations in three equibilums

You have three solutions: 0.1 M solution of a weak monovalent acid 0.1 M solution of a strong monovalent acid 0.1 M solution of a weak divalent acid Each solution is titrated with 0.15 M NaOH. What ...
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Determining the chemical formula of a polyiodide Salt

I've got a compound with formula $\ce{N(CH3)4.I(I2)_x}$. By mass I've got $\pu{0.138 g}$ of $\ce{I2}$ present out of $\pu{0.189 g}$ of polyiodide added. How do I find $x$? This is the exact part of ...
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Would the End Point and Equivalence Point be Labelled the Same?

I created two graphs of two different titrations : One graph was the titration curve of acetic acid with sodium hydroxide (weak acid-strong base) and the other was that of nitric acid with sodium ...
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Explaining the colour change in the potassium permanganate titration of Fe2+ ions

In the redox titration: $$\ce{MnO4- + 8H+ + 5Fe^2+ -> Mn^2+ + 4H2O + 5Fe^3+}$$ the colour change which occurs is purple to colourless, because of the decreased concentration of permanganate ions. ...
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Is endpoint pH concentration dependent? Choosing an acid/base indicator

We use titrations to determine analyte concentrations with a standardized titrant and an acid/base indicator, BUT how do we choose the indicator? It is my understanding that indicators are supposed to ...
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Calculate pH at equivalence point given one concentration

Question: What would the pH be at equivalence if oxalic acid is titrated with $\pu{0.10 M}$ $\ce{NaOH}$? Attempt: I tried doing the problem, but felt like it was missing details. Wouldn't I need ...
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What effect, if any, would each of the following actions have on the calculated concentration of the NaOH in this experiment? [closed]

What effect, if any, would each of the following actions have on the calculated concentration of the NaOH in this experiment? (e.g. would the calculated concentration be higher, lower or the same?) ...
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What does the small, steep curve at the very beginning of a weak acid strong base titration curve come from?

I understand that a buffer solution is being made, but I don't understand why the titration curve is different from a strong acid strong base one (apart from the steeper pH change). I understand the ...
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What does “the magnesium salt of EDTA” mean?

I am attempting to prepare an ammonium chloride/ammonium hydroxide buffer solution ($\ce{pH}=10 \pm 0.1$) for titrating water hardness with calgamite and EDTA. In the 17th Edition of the Standard ...
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Calculation of composition of drain cleaner

Important note: I'm an eighth-grader. I taught myself chemistry to organic chem using an arsenal of textbooks*, but I have gotten things wrong, namely resonance. Please read above (also this if you ...
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Find the half equivalence point

How to find the half equivalence point knowing the pH, molarity, titrant added at equivalence point? This a fairly straightforward and simple question, however I have found many different answers to ...
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Standardising sodium hydroxide

Using an average titration volume of $\pu{26.8mL}$ of sodium hydroxide, calculate the concentration of the $\ce{NaOH}$ solution. ($\ce{NaOH}$ & $\ce{KH(C8H4O4)}$ molar ratio = $1:1$). Given that ...
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The effect of temperature increase on sodium hypochlorite concentration in bleach

We are completing an experiment on the effect of temperature increase on sodium hypochlorite concentration in bleach (as calculated using excess iodine and sodium thiosulfate titration) I assume ...
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Shouldn't weak acids act as strong ones in alkaline solutions? [duplicate]

A weak acid in water dissociates reversibly as follows: $$\ce{XH <=> X- + H+}$$ A strong base is one which dissociates completely. Now, let's assume we're doing acid-base titrations, adding ...
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Finding the concentration of hydrochloric acid by titration

In a class experiment, $\pu{20 mL}$ of hydrochloric acid was diluted with distilled water to $\pu{500 mL}$. $\pu{20 mL}$ of this diluted solution was added to $\pu{20 mL}$ of $\pu{0.1 M}$ sodium ...
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Why can we ignore the weak conjugate base/acid when calculating the pH in a titration problem? [closed]

Take the reaction 350 mL of 0.8M HCN and 0.6M NaOH for example. The problem asks us the calculate the pH when we add 500 mL of 0.6M NaOH into the 350 mL of 0.8M HCN (This is more than enough to ...
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How does an acid prevents or discourges oxidation of iron?

In the titration of $\ce{KMnO4}$ with Mohr's salt, I have learned that sulphuric acid prevents oxidation of $\ce{Fe^2+}$ to $\ce{Fe^3+}$ in the solution before the actual titration. How does the acid ...
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Why Mohr's salt and not FeSO4 in titration? [closed]

During titration of $\ce{KMnO4}$, we use Mohr's salt instead of ferrous sulphate salt to prepare the standard salt solution. Is it done to prevent oxidation of $\ce{Fe^2+}$ to $\ce{Fe^3+}$ before the ...
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Lab Methods for Determination of Phosphoric Acid Concentration

Dear stack exchange, For my next lab session we have been tasked to come up with two different methods for determining the concentration of an unknown sample of phosphoric acid. Design at least ...
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Is the following procedure for antacid titration correct? [closed]

I'm trying to check which antacid is more effective by determining the amount of $\ce{HCl}$ they can neutralize. Take $\pu{10 mL}$ antacid suspension and add excess $\pu{1 M}$ $\ce{HCl}$. Back ...