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In which case temperature increase is highest

  1. Oct 16, 2012 #1


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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    In which case of mixing of a strong acid and a base each of 1 N concentration, temperature increase is highest.

    A)20ml acid-30ml alkali
    B)40ml acid-40ml alkali
    C)25ml acid-25ml alkali
    D)35ml acid-15ml alkali

    2. Relevant equations
    Law of Equivalents

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Using the law of equivalents I have
    Since both are 1 N
    So I am now left with options B and C but I don't have any clues how to differentiate between the two. Speaking in layman's term in option B the volume is more so temperature increase will be highest(Fortunately this is correct answer:wink:) but I need a scientific reasoning for this.
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  3. Oct 16, 2012 #2


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    B is not the only correct answer.

    q=mcΔT, solve for ΔT, see if it helps.
  4. Oct 16, 2012 #3


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    I don't know q,m and c. How can I solve it?
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