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red-ox titrations lab

# red-ox titrations lab - C 2 O 4 2-18.2 18.3 18.6 Average C...

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Kris Kelly Oxidation-Reduction Titrations Lab CHEM 122L 4/7/08 Introduction/Thesis: In this experiment, a permanganate solution will be titrated into a solution of an unknown oxalate in order to determine the percent C 2 O 4 2- in the unknown sample. Titration is the gradual addition of one solution onto another by use of a buret. Key Data: Trial 1 Trial 2 Trial 3 Mass of unknown .3702 g .3026 g .3015 g mL KmnO 4 used 15.3 mL 12.6 mL 12.9 mL MM C2O42- = 88.02 g/mol M KmnO4 = .02 M Molar ratio of C 2 O 4 2- to KmnO 4 = 5:2 Sample Calculations: Percent C 2 O 4 2- % C 2 O 4 2- = mass C 2 O 4 2- / mass of sample x 100 Trial 1 .0153L KmnO 4 x .02 mol KmnO 4 / 1 L x 5 mol C 2 O 4 2- / 2 mol KmnO 4 x 88.012 g C 2 O 4 2- / 1 mol = .06733 g C 2 O 4 2- .06733 g C 2 O 4 2- / .3702 g sample = 18.2 % C 2 O 4 2- Results: Trial 1 Trial 2 Trial 3 Moles C 2 O 4 2- 7.65E-4 mol 6.3E-4 mol 6.45E-4 Mass of C 2 O 4 2- .06733g .05545 g

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Unformatted text preview: % C 2 O 4 2-18.2 % 18.3 % 18.6 % Average % C 2 O 4 2-= 18.37 % Standard Deviation = .157 % Conclusion/Source of Error: All the results were very proportionate to the mass of unknown used and volume of KmnO 4 titrated in each trial. The data was very precise, whether or not it is accurate is hard to determine without the data for theoretical yield. The standard deviation from the mean was a very small number, meaning that the experiment was reproduced well in each of the three trials. Sources of error include: inaccurate measurement of the mass of the unknown and inaccurate titrations/ buret readings. These discrepancies would throw off the percent C 2 O 4 2-, thus causing a faulty result to the experiment....
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