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Homework Help: Help with Stoichiometry and Volumetric Analysis

  1. Oct 13, 2006 #1
    I need some help with this question.

    A piece of chalk (mainly calcium carbonate) is placed in 250 mL of 0.293 M HCl. All the CaCO3 reacts, realising CO2 gas, and leaving a clear solution. 50.00 mL of the solution is pipetted into another flask. 87.1 mL of 0.0567 M NaOH is required to titrate the HCl remaining in this 50.00 mL portion. What was the original mass of CaCo3 in the piece of chalk?

    So far i've found balanced chemical equations from the question... they are:

    1. CaCO3 + 2HCl --> CaCl2 + CO2 + H2O

    2. HCl + NaOH --> NaCl + H2O

    Where should i go from there, the info given is really overwhelming.
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  3. Oct 14, 2006 #2


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    You should be able to determine the moles of HCl that had reacted with the CaCO3, to do this you need to know the original, total, moles of HCl and the amount that remained after the reaction with CaCO3.
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