Environmental Chemistry: Microscale Laboratory Experiments by Jorge G. Ibanez, Margarita Hernandez-Esparza, Carmen

By Jorge G. Ibanez, Margarita Hernandez-Esparza, Carmen Doria-Serrano, Arturo Fregoso-Infante, Mono Mohan Singh

This publication provides chemical analyses of the main urgent waste, toxins, and source difficulties for the undergraduate or graduate scholar. Its certain holistic procedure presents an effective creation to conception in addition to a realistic laboratory handbook detailing starting and complex experimental functions. It provides laboratory techniques at microscale stipulations, for minimal waste and greatest economy.

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The buffering capacity of a system is defined as the moles/L of strong acid (or strong base) needed for a change in one pH unit of a solution. A typical buffer is formed by a combination of a weak acid 28 (or base) with its corresponding salt. For example: HA(aq) ~ H~q) + A;q) (la) The equilibrium (acidity) constant is: K _ [H+][A-] a [HA] (lb) from which we can derive the equation of pKa (= -log K a ) with respect to the pH: pH = pK a + 10g([A-]/[HA]) (2a) This is known as Henderson-Hasselbalch equation and it is built under the assumption that [H+] or [OH-] [HA] and [A-], where HA = weak acid, and A- = the corresponding anion generated from the salt.

To calculate the alkalinity, apply the following formula: . 5. 5 are assumed to be bicarbonate and carbonate, and when OH- ions are present, no bicarbonate ions can be present. 3 endpoint. With the above information, determine the speciation of the alkalinity in each sample: 40 3. Alkalinity andBuffering Capacity of Water Sample [It] [Olf] [HC0 3-] [C0 32-] #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 2. Observe the differences between the values ofthesesamples and indicate whathas influenced the composition ofthese samples.

8. 9. pH meter throughout the entire experiment and wait until stable readings are obtained. Measure the pH and temperature of each sample. 3, determine the P-alkalinity. 3) can be measured. 3, measure the acidity of the sample. To prevent masking of the endpoint when using colored indicators, make sure the sample is colorless and free of turbidity. To have this condition, filter the sample prior to titration and-if the color were a problem-add a small amount of activated carbon (prior to filtration).

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