Questions: Titration of oxalates Name: Liz Zharovsky Bench #: C19 Lab day and section: Tuesday - 2 Q1: How would each of the following problems in the standardization of KMnO 4 affect the measured value of the KMnO 4 molarity (make it larger, smaller, both larger and smaller or have no effect). Explain why. Specify if the problem that occurs in each measurement affects mostly precision or accuracy of the measurement. Answers: i) wet primary standard : Effect : Smaller molarity of KMnO 4 Explanation : A wet primary standard affects the concentration of the Na 2 C 2 O 4 , as the weight of Na 2 C 2 O 4 will be more than the actual amount of Na 2 C 2 O 4 . This makes the moles of Na 2 C 2 O 4 decrease, making the overall molarity of KMnO 4 decrease. This mostly affects the accuracy of the measurement, as this error affects the concentration of the Na 2 C 2 O 4 and cannot be attributed to randomness. ii)
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course CHEM 18a taught by Professor Dolnik during the Fall '06 term at Brandeis.