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Postby Kelly Cai 4D » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:16 pm

A careless laboratory technician wants to prepare 200.0 mL of a 0.025 m HCl(aq) solution but uses a volumetric flask of volume 250.0 mL by mistake. (a) What would the pH of the desired solution have been? (b) What will be the actual pH of the solution as prepared?

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Re: 6B.3

Postby DesireBrown1J » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:38 pm

Can someone explain to me what I did wrong for this problem?

a) M=0.025 mol HCl/0.200 L =0.125 mol*L-1
But the solutions manual says 1.6

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Re: 6B.3

Postby Connor Ho 1B » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:27 pm

In this question, we are asked for two things:

1) the desired pH
2) the actual pH

For 1)
pH is the concentration of hydrogen atoms in solution. Because the equation for HCL is the following:

HCl --> H+ + Cl-

We can assume that since the concentration of HCl 0.025M, the concentration of H+ is also 0.025 M.

From here, we just do the equation for pH: -log(0.025) = 1.6 pH.

For 2)
Since we know that 200mL of HCl would give us 0.025M HCl, we can use the dilution equation to find the final molarity when using a 250mL volumetric flask:

M1V1 = M2V2

(0.025M)(.200L) = (M2)(.250L)
(0.025M)(.200L)/(.250L) = M2
M2 = 0.02 M

You would then take this answer and plug it into the pH equation: -log(0.02) = 1.7 pH.

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