Chemistry Lab Titration curve calculations

In summary, a titration curve in chemistry lab is a graphical representation of the pH of a solution as a function of the volume of a titrant added. It is calculated by plotting the volume of titrant added on the x-axis and the pH of the solution on the y-axis, using the stoichiometry of the reaction and initial pH. The equivalence point on a titration curve is the point where the moles of titrant added are equal to the moles of the substance being titrated, and it is determined by finding the point of inflection on the curve. The purpose of calculating a titration curve is to determine the concentration and strength of an unknown solution, identify the equivalence point and endpoint, and provide information about the

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I don’t have a clue on how to do the calculations. I know the equivalency point is at the steepest part of the derivative graph. Please don’t say just figure it out, I truly need help. I haven’t learned titrations in lecture yet, but in lab it’s totally different. [/B]

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1. What is a titration curve?

A titration curve is a graph that shows the relationship between the volume of titrant added and the pH of the solution being titrated. It is used to determine the equivalence point and the pKa of an acid or base.

2. How is a titration curve calculated?

A titration curve is calculated by plotting the volume of titrant added on the x-axis and the pH of the solution on the y-axis. The pH is calculated at each point using the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation, and the equivalence point is determined by finding the point of inflection on the curve.

3. What is the significance of the equivalence point on a titration curve?

The equivalence point is the point at which the moles of acid and base are in stoichiometric proportion, and the solution is neutral. It is used to determine the concentration of an unknown acid or base, as well as the pKa of a weak acid or base.

4. How does the strength of an acid or base affect the titration curve?

The strength of an acid or base affects the titration curve by changing the shape of the curve. Strong acids and bases have steep curves, while weak acids and bases have more gradual curves. The pKa of a weak acid or base also affects the shape of the curve.

5. What are some common sources of error in titration curve calculations?

Some common sources of error in titration curve calculations include inaccurate measurement of volumes, insufficient mixing of solutions, and errors in pH readings. It is important to carefully follow the experimental procedure and perform multiple trials to minimize these errors.

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