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Unformatted text preview: Luu (sl24673) – H08: Buffers – Mccord – (52445) 1 This print-out should have 18 questions. Multiple-choice questions may continue on the next column or page – find all choices before answering. 001 10.0 points Which of the five solutions below is most ba- sic? 1. 0.10 M CH 3 COOH and 0.20 M NaCH 3 COO 2. 0.10 M aq NH 3 and 0.20 M NH 4 Cl 3. 0.10 M HClO and 0.10 M NaClO 4. 0.10 M aq NH 3 and 0.10 M NH 4 Cl cor- rect 5. 0.10 M CH 3 COOH and 0.10 M NaCH 3 COO Explanation: All are buffer where pH = p K a + log parenleftbigg [base] [acid] parenrightbigg 002 10.0 points Explain why the salt of a weak acid, as well as the acid itself, must be present to form a buffer solution. 1. The cation from the salt is needed to partially neutralize added base. 2. The cation from the salt is needed to partially neutralize added acid. 3. The anion from the salt is needed to partially neutralize added base. 4. The anion from the salt is needed to partially neutralize added acid. correct 5. Actually, a weak acid by itself is a buffer; no salt is needed. Explanation: The salt of the acid provides the anion which is the conjugate base of the buffer sys- tem: HA + H 2 O ⇀ ↽ A- + H 3 O + This anion A- reacts with any added acid (H 3 O + ) to prevent any appreciable change in pH. 003 10.0 points What is the pH of an aqueous solution that is 0.018 M C 6 H 5 NH 2 ( K b = 4 . 3 × 10- 10 ) and 0.12 M C 6 H 5 NH 3 Cl? 1. 4.02 2. 2.87 3. 3.81 correct 4. 4.63 5. 9.37 6. 5.46 7. 8.54 8. 10.19 Explanation: 004 10.0 points A buffer solution is made by dissolving 0.45 moles of a weak acid (HA) and 0 . 23 moles of KOH into 690 mL of solution. What is the pH of this buffer? K a = 2 . 4 × 10- 6 for HA. Correct answer: 5 . 63909 pH. Explanation: n HA = 0 . 45 mol n KOH = 0 . 23 mol K a = 2 . 4 × 10- 6 for HA You must substract the 0 . 23 moles of KOH from the 0.45 moles of HA because the strong base will neutralize the weak acid. You there- fore would make . 23 moles of A- and be left with 0 . 22 moles of HA. You can now plug this ratio into the equilibrium equation or in the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation to get pH. 005 10.0 points Luu (sl24673) – H08: Buffers – Mccord – (52445) 2 Which one of the following combinations is NOT a buffer solution? 1. NH 3 and NH 4 Br 2. HBr and KBr correct 3. CH 3 COOH and NaCH 3 COO 4. HCN and NaCN 5. NH 3 and (NH 4 ) 2 SO 4 Explanation: A buffer must contain a weak acid/base conjugate pair. HBr/Br- is a strong acid conjugate pair. CH 3 COOH / CH 3 COO- , HCN / CN- and NH + 4 / NH 3 are weak acid/base conjugate pairs. 006 10.0 points Which of the following mixtures will be a buffer when dissolved in a liter of water? 1. 0.4 mol NH 3 and 0.4 mol HCl 2. 0.2 mol HF and 0.1 mol NaOH correct 3. 0.2 mol HBr and 0.1 mol NaOH 4. 0.3 mol NaCl and 0.3 mol HCl 5. 0.1 mol Ca(OH) 2 and 0.3 mol HI Explanation: Eliminate answers that are obviously incor- rect. The choice with “0.2 mol HBr” and “0.1 mol Ca(OH) 2 ” are strong acids and strong...
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This note was uploaded on 12/17/2010 for the course CH 52445 taught by Professor Mccord during the Fall '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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