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LeChatelier's principle, this should cause essentially all of the ferrous ions to coordinate with 1,10- o -phenanthroline. Note that 1 M ammonium acetate is added to the solution. Ammonium acetate buffers the solution at about pH 7. The molar extinction coefficient, e , of the ferrous ion complex with 1,10- o -phenanthroline is independent of pH as long as the pH of the solution is maintained between pH 2 and pH 9. The oxidation state of iron in the ferrioxalate coordination compound is +3. The ligand 1,10- o -phenanthroline, however, reacts with iron in the +2 state. Thus, in preparing to measure the concentration of iron in the ferrioxalate coordination compound, we must reduce Fe 3+ to Fe 2+ . Moreover, dissolved oxygen in solution promotes oxidation of iron (II) to iron (III). You will have 0.2 M sulfuric acid present to dissociate the ferrioxalate complex ion, giving Fe 3+ ions (we add 2.0 M sulfuric acid which, after dilution, is 0.2 M). The Fe 3+ ions then react with hydroxylamine hydrochloride, HONH 2 . HCl, a powerful reducing agent, to produce aqueous Fe 2+ : 4 Fe 3+ (aq) + 4 e - ® 4 Fe 2+ (aq) 2 NH 3 OH + (aq) ® 4 e - + N 2 O (g) + 6 H + (aq) + H 2 O( l ) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Net reaction 4 Fe 3+ (aq) +2 NH 3 OH + (aq) ® 4 Fe 2+ (aq) + N 2 O (g) + 6 H + (aq) + H 2 O( l ) The presence of excess hydroxylamine hydrochloride also prevents interference due to oxidation (by dissolved oxygen) of the iron (II) species to the iron (III) species.
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Chemistry 132 Lab Manual Page 31 Pre-Lab Question. Prepare a table in your laboratory notebook that lists the constituents and their amounts in each flask (see section C below). Experimental Procedure A1. Preparation of the Shared Potassium Ferrioxalate Sample To minimize hazardous waste, we will prepare a potassium ferrioxalate solution (made with ‘green crystals’) that will be shared with all groups. Your TAs will select the students who will make this solution. Only one sample of ‘green crystals’ will be used. After measuring the mass of the entire sample, pre-weigh approximately 0.20 g of the potassium ferrioxalate (green) crystals into a clean 50 mL beaker using the 0.01 g top-loading balance. Take the beaker with the pre-weighed crystals and a clean, dry 50- mL beaker to the analytical balance. Place the empty 50 mL beaker on the analytical balance. Press the bar once to tare it. Set the 50 mL beaker on your lab notebook and carefully pour the pre-weighed crystals into it. Return the 50 mL beaker plus crystals to the balance and record the mass of the compound to the nearest 0.0001 g. For best results, handle the 50 mL beaker with crucible tongs between the two weighings. This prevents grease and dirt on (gloved) fingers from affecting the mass of the sample. This sample must now be transferred to a clean 500 mL volumetric flask. The flask must be clean, but it need not be dry. Quantitative transfer is accomplished as follows: Pour 20 mL of deionized water into the 50-mL beaker to begin dissolving the potassium ferrioxalate crystals. Carefully pour the mixture of water and sample into the volumetric flask. Rinse the 50 mL beaker with 3 more 20-mL portions of deionized water, transferring each to the flask.
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