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Why is pH at the equivalence point larger than 7 when you titrate a weak acid with a strong base?

At the equivalence point, all of the weak acid is neutralized and converted to its conjugate base (the number of moles of H+ = added number of moles of OH–). However, the pH at the equivalence point does not equal 7. This is due to the production of conjugate base during the titration.

How does the pH pH at the equivalence point change as the acid being titrated becomes weaker?

The pH at the equivalence point increases (becomes more basic) as the acid becomes weaker. How does the volume of NaOH(aq) needed to reach the equivalence point change? The volume of added base needed to reach the equivalence point increases. The volume of added base needed to reach the equivalence point decreases.

What affects the pH at the equivalence point for a strong acid-strong base titration?

As we add strong base to a strong acid, the pH increases slowly until we near the equivalence point, where the pH increases dramatically with a small increase in the volume of base added. This is due to the logarithmic nature of the pH system (pH = -log [H+]). At the equivalence point, the pH is 7.0, as expected.

What happens at the end point of a titration?

indicator colour change is the end point of the titration. The end point is used as an approximation of the equivalence point and is employed, with the known concentration of the titrant, to calculate the amount or concentration of the analyte.

Why blank titration is performed?

Blank Titration This is done to ensure that either there are no substances in the solvent which can react with the titrant, or to estimate the amount of titrant that would react with the pure solvent. In this way, we can estimate the error that can be produced when the actual titration experiment is conducted.

What is the purpose of doing a blank correction?

When the analysis is conducted, a correction value must be used to subtract the effect of the blank on the standards. This reduces the impact of the limit of detection and limit of quantification of the instrument on the results of the calibration as well as ensures the linearity and accuracy of the calibration curve.

What is the blank in spectrophotometer?

A blank is a sample that contains everything except for the analyte of interest. The blank is a sample of just the solvent.

What is the purpose of a blank in spectrophotometric analysis?

In general, the blank is a cuvette which contains everything that is in the sample (or experimental) cuvette, except the one material whose absorbance we are measuring. To use the blank, you could measure your experimental cuvette, then measure your blank cuvette and find the difference between them.