This practice is done in analytical chemistry in order to minimize the relative weighing error on the balance. Preferring a larger formula weight for a primary standard has nothing to do with impurity levels. We have to start with the highest purity standard. For example, you wish to prepare a 0.010 M solution of oxalic acid dihydrate in 1 L flask. Its ...


There are a few reasons. Some of the most important are: -Oxalic acid dihydrate isn't hygroscopic (it doesn't absorb water from the atmosphere, whereas sulfuric acid does). If a substance can absorb water from the atmosphere, then when you weigh it out, you won't be able to accurately calculate the number of moles used because you don't know how much is ...


Sodium hydroxide $(\ce{KOH})$ works as $\mathrm{pH}$ modifier (measure the $\mathrm{pH}$ by adding drop by drop of hydroxide until $\mathrm{pH}$ is approx. $10$ to $12).$ Carbonate ion will be combined with calcium(2+) cation to form calcium carbonate. You can measure the calcium content by precipitating the calcium using soda ash light solution. Good luck.

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