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To determine the concentration of a sodium carbonate solution

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To determine the concentration of a sodium carbonate solution Calculating the quantities and the concentration of the reagents Sodium Carbonate + Hydrochloric acid--> Sodium Chloride + Carbon Dioxide + Water Na CO + 2HCL --> 2NaCl + CO +H O Calculating the approximate concentration of the sodium carbonate solution (mol dm ³) Approx = 5 5 = 0.0472mol dm ³ Concentration Mr 46+12+48 The approximate concentration of Sodium Carbonate is 0.0472mol dm ³ Alkali : Acid 1 : 2 0.05 : x 0.05 : 0.10 Water : Acid 24 : 1 Equipment, apparatus and chemicals The amounts of solutions needed on:- * 20cm³ of 2.5 moles of Hydrochloric acid * 480cm³ of distilled water * 250cm³ of Sodium Carbonate * Methyl orange Indicator(which is red in acid and yellow in alkali) ...read more.

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* 1x Burette stand- this is to hold the burette in place. * 2x 25cm³ Labels- to measure 25cm³ of acid and alkali. * 2x Pipette filler- to fill the pipette with solution. * 1x White tile * 4x Conical- to contain 25cm³ of Na CO each for repeated titrations. * 2x Beakers- to hold the acid and the alkali. * Methyl orange Indicator- So I am able to see the colour change clearly. * 1x Safety glasses- to protect eyes (from chemicals etc). Method The dilution of Hydrochloric acid 1) Measure out 10cm³ of (2.5 molar) Hydrochloric acid. Using a filter funnel carefully transfer the solution into a 250cm³ standard flask. 2) If needed add distilled water until the level is close to the mark on the neck of the flask. ...read more.

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