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Titration to analyse a solution of dilute sulphuric acid, and calculating the concentration of acid that it contains.

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  • Submitted: 26/03/2004
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GCSE Aqueous Chemistry

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Titration to analyse a solution of dilute sulphuric acid, and

calculating the concentration of acid that it contains.

Introduction/Aim:

In this coursework my aim is to find out how much acid there is in a solution. I am going to use the technique of titration to analyse a solution of dilute sulphuric acid, and calculate the concentration of acid that it contains. This concentration is considerably greater than the concentration of acid in "acid rain", but the same method of analysis could be used to determine accurate values of PH for "acid rain" samples.

I must find out the accurate concentration of acid, which is thought to have a concentration between 0.05 and 0.15 mol dm-3.

The purpose of this experiment is to obtain an accurate concentration of sulphuric acid, which is found in solution. We are told that the sulphuric acid to be used has a concentration between 0.05 and 0.15 mol dm, but the task is to clarify the exact concentration using the method of titration.

The indicators that I can use are either phenolphthalein or methyl orange this is because according to the titration curve for

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