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Subject: Which solution will the buffer work in?

Date: Mon Sep 11 11:20:29 2006
Posted by Rachel
Grade level: 10-12 School: No school entered.
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Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 1157998829.Ch

I have just performed a lab and I was wondering if you can help me.  i first 
made a 15mL buffer solution containing 15mL of 0.1mol/L acetic acid and 0.1 g 
of sodium acetate.  I had five test tubes.  In tube A there was 5mL of 
distilled water and 5mL of 0.1 mol/L HCl.  In tube B there was 5 mL of the 
buffer and 5mL of the HCl.  Nothing but the buffer was in tube C (the 
control).  In tube D there was the 5mL of buffer and 5mL of 0.1mol/L NaOH.  In 
tube E there was 5mL of distilled water and 5mL of NaOH.  For the final pH of 
the tubes i got A=1, B=2, C=4, d=13, E=14.  Did the buffer work in tube B 
because the change in pH was smaller than the change in tube D? 

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