Analysis of Neutralisation of NaOH

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Bethan Massey Analysis The results of my investigation show that the larger the amount of hydrogen in the acid, the smaller the amount of acid needed to neutralise the alkali. This is because when an acid is added to an alkali each hydrogen ion in the acid joins an hydroxide ion in the alkali to form neutral water. Hydrogen ion from                                Hydroxide ion from                                                        Neutral water           acid                                                    alkali The solution only becomes neutral if the amount of hydrogen ions and the amount of hydroxide ions
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are equal. If there were more hydrogen ions than hydroxide ions then once every hydroxide ion joined with 1 hydrogen ion there would be hydrogen ions left meaning the solution would become acidic. If there were more hydroxide ions than hydrogen ions then once every hydrogen ion joined with 1 hydroxide ion there would be hydroxide ions left meaning the solution would become alkaline. When an acid contains more hydrogen then there are a greater number of hydrogen ions per ml than in an acid containing less hydrogen so it will be stronger. For example in sulphuric acid (H2SO4) there ...

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This is a very good experiment analysis, a little repetitive, but the Science is sound, showing a good understanding. All the necessary elements are present to award a high grade. 4 stars.