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A question in double titration

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Homework Statement

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A mixed solution of KOH and sodium carbonate required 15ml of (N/20) HCl solution when titrated with phenolphthalein indicator. But the same amount of solution, when titrated with methyl orange as an indicator, required 25ml of the same HCl. The amount of KOH in the solution is:

1. 0.014g
2. 0.14g
3. 0.028g
4. 1.4g

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The Attempt at a Solution

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Let the number of equivalents of HCl be ##x## and that of sodium carbonate be ##y##.

So, using phenolphthalein, $$x+y = \frac {15}{1000} × \frac {1}{20} $$
Using methyl orange,

$$x+2y = \frac {25}{1000} × \frac {1}{20} $$
Solving these two equations, I get a value for ##x## with which I'm not getting any option for the weight of KOH. Where am I going wrong?
 

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Check your math.

Or, if you are sure about it, show what you got.
 
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Check your math.

Or, if you are sure about it, show what you got.
Subtracting first equation from second, $$y=1.25×10^{-3} \; - 0.75×10^{-3} $$ $$ Or, \quad y=0.5×10^{-3} $$.
So, $$x=0.25×10^{-3} $$
Therefore, weight of KOH=0.014g.

Very sorry, I mistakenly put the weight of NaOH instead of KOH. :headbang::headbang:

Thank you.
 
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Happens to everyone.
 
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