Zeolite Analysis! (stuck on ions)

1. Jul 11, 2008

Cox

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Firstly, I have done the bulk of the lab but me and my lab partner cannot determine somethings and we are confused!

- Calculating the mmole of Ca2+ ion present in each sample titration
In titration #1 the beaker contained 1.00ml .15 M CaCl2 stock solution (with EDTA Buffer and Indicator). The Volume of EDTA titrated was 22.60 ml.

In titration #2 we had a 1.00ml (2g zeolite/50ml CaCL2) filtrate solution (with EDTA Buffer and Indicator). The Volume of EDTA titrated was 18.4 ml.

Then the second question is how do we calculate the mmole of Ca2+ exchanged by zeolite and also in per gram zeolite used!

(General directions would help so much)

2. Relevant equations
2NaAlO2 + 2Na2SiO3 ∙ 5H2O → Na2Al2Si2O8 + 4.5H2O + 4NaOH + 3.5H2O

3. The attempt at a solution
We found the initial mmole of Ca2+ but we do not know how to fit in the titration data.

We did .15 mol X .001L =.00015 M x 1000ml/L = .15 mmol/Ca2+

If anyone could clue us in the correct direction that would be great!

2. Jul 12, 2008

Cox

nm i got it :)