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Neutralization Reactions

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    After completing this exercise, students will be able to:

    • Write the neutralization reaction between an acid and base.
    • Determine if a neutralization reaction goes to completion.
    • Calculate the equivalence point of a titration.
    • Use stoichiometry to determine the dominate species present after a neutralization reaction.
    1. Develop a guideline for when the reaction between a weak acid and strong base goes to completion based only on the Ka of the weak acid.











    1. A 0.219 g sample of primary standard grade Na2CO3 (FM = 105.988 g/mol) is dissolved in 25.0 mL of water. Calculate the first and second equivalence points if the solution is titrated with 0.106 M HCl.   


















    1. Maleic acid is the common name for cis-butenedioic acid.


      Complete the table below for the reaction of 20.0 mL of 0.150 M maleic acid with the indicated volume of 0.100 M OH-.  We will abbreviate maleic acid as H2M.

    VOH- (mL)

    mmol of H2M

    mmol of HM-

    mmol of M2-

    mmol of OH-































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