Monday, June 28, 2010


What is a titration?
In an acid-base titration the neutralisation reaction between an acid and base is used to determine the concentration of one of the reactants, if the concentration of the other is accurately known.
Using the reaction between a solution of hydrochloric acid (unknown concentration) and sodium hydroxide (standard solution - concentration known) is an example.

For achievement with excellence:
• at least three titre values must fall within a range of 0.2 mL; the average titre value must be within 0.2 mL of the expected outcome
• a titration calculation where the stoichiometry is not one-to-one must be carried out correctly using only concordant titre values. The final answer must have correct units and an appropriate number of significant figures.

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