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To distinguish between the 5 aqueous solutions there are a number of tests and experiments that can be carried out. The tests are best explained as a method and a detailed analysis of the reactions is added further on

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PLAN Part (i) - Analysis To distinguish between the 5 aqueous solutions there are a number of tests and experiments that can be carried out. The tests are best explained as a method and a detailed analysis of the reactions is added further on. Equipment Aqueous Potassium Bromide Aqueous Sodium Chloride Aqueous Calcium Hydroxide Ethanoic Acid Nitric Acid Silver Nitrate Ammonia Cooper (coin) Iron (III) Chloride Boiling tubes Pipette Safety Nitric Acid - Highly Corrosive, toxic, oxidizing agent Silver Nitrate - Poisonous, Corrosive to skin (Wear protective gloves and/or protective clothing) Method 1) First pipette approximately 10cm3 of each solution into separate boiling tubes and bubble carbon dioxide into each of the solutions. The one goes milky (white precipitate) from colourless is the Calcium hydroxide so this can be eliminated. ...read more.

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Add iron (III) chloride solution should produce a red colour. Now label the boiling tube. Ethanoic acid had been eliminated. Results Test Result Further test Ca(OH)2 + CO2 --> CaCO3 + H2O White Precipitate ----- AgNO3 + NaCl --> AgCl + NaNO3 White Precipitate Add excess ammonia - Dissolves (more easily) AgNO3 + KBr --> AgBr + KNO3 Cream Precipitate Add excess ammonia - Dissolves less easily Cu + 4HNO3 --> Cu(NO3)2 + 2NO2 + 2H2O Brown Gas or Blue solution ----- CH3COOH + FeCl3 --> Red colour ----- Bibliography http://www.angelo.edu/faculty/kboudrea/demos/copper_HNO3/Cu_HNO3.htm http://www.revision-notes.co.uk/revision/262.html Part (ii) - Titration Equipment Burette Clamp Stand Clamp Burette clamp Conical Flask Nitric Acid (Unknown concentration) Aqueous Sodium Carbonate (0.500 mol dm-3) Phenolphthalein (a few drops) Method 1) Set up the apparatus as shown so that the volumetric flask is sitting on the white tile and the burrette is pointing into the volumetric flask. ...read more.

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When the solution is nearly about to change, start adding the nitric acid drop by drop by closing the tap a until only a small amount gets through. 5) Once the solution has turned pink, take a note of the amount of nitric acid used (accurate to 0.1cm3. N.B. Performing the titration more than once is always advised, so the experiment should be repeated at least twice and readings should be within 0.5cm3. Calculations E.g. If 12.2cm3 of nitric acid was used and 25cm3 of sodium carbonate was used then this is how the concentration of the nitric acid would be calculated. Na2CO3 + 2HNO3 --> 2NaNO3 + CO2 + H20 Moles Na2CO3 = (Volume x Concentration) / 1000 = (25 x 0.500) / 1000 = 0.0125 moles 0.0125 moles Na2CO3 --> 0.0250 moles HNO3 Moles HNO3 = (Volume x Concentration) / 1000 Concentration = (Moles / Volume) x 1000 = (0.0250 / 12.2) x 1000 = 2.049 = 2.05M (3sf) ...read more.

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