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Unformatted text preview: Tums. For the first trial it was 40.29% and for the second it was 37.65%. I learned to find the percent composition of acetic acid in vinegar and of calcium carbonate in Tums. I mastered my ability to do acid-base titrations. One error for part III might be using different scales that were calibrated differently; the different weights for the antacid tablets would cause percentages that couldn’t be related. Another error would be a misjudgment of colors, causing the amount needed to titrate to be off, thus causing the overall percents to be incorrect. Another error would be not accurately turning the stop cock and letting too much NaOH out at a time, and going over the needed amount to titrate. This would cause the percent to be too high. In the future I will adjust the stop cock more accurately, remember which scale I used, and get a better opinion of the color of the solution....
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- Winter '08
- Neutralization, sodium bicarbonate, Calcium carbonate, Antacid, Acid-Base Titration