Chemistry

Question

If 250 milliliters of Calcium Hydroxide is titrated with 345 milliliters of 0.75 molarity hydrobromic acid, what is the concentration of the base?

1 Answer

  • The balanced neutralization reaction here is:

    Ca(OH)2 + 2HBr --> 2H2O + CaBr2

    Notice that two moles of Her are required to neutralize every one mole of Ca(OH)2. This means that for however many moles of Her reacted, HALF as many moles of Ca(OH)2 reacted as well.

    Moles of HBr reacted = 0.75 M x 0.345 L = 0.259 mol

    Moles of Ca(OH)2 reacted = 0.259 mol / 2 = 0.130 mol

    Concentration of Ca(OH)2 = 0.130 mol / 0.250 L = 0.52 M
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