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1 CHM-102 CHM-102 UNCW UNCW pH Study General Chemistry 101/102 Laboratory Manual University of North Carolina Wilmington

2 CHM-102 CHM-102 UNCW UNCW pH Study Purpose Purpose  To study the differences between strong and weak acids and bases  To study reactions of water with various salt compounds  To learn the concept of buffering capacity Safety Considerations Safety Considerations  Safety glasses must be worn throughout the entire experiment, even when cleaning glassware to prevent damage due to strong acids and bases.  Be cautious when using unknown solutions and clean up any spills immediately. Contact with strong acids or bases will affect skin and create holes in clothing. Wash the affected area thoroughly if you suspect any skin contact any of unknown solutions.  Flush all wastes down the drain with plenty of water.

3 CHM-102 CHM-102 UNCW UNCW pH Study Procedure Procedure  Connect the Tablet computer, Microlab unit, and the pH electrode as shown in the illustration below.

4 CHM-102 CHM-102 UNCW UNCW pH Study Procedure Procedure  To begin determining pH measurements on the computer, click on the Applications folder, and select the Microlab prompt. Then double click on the “pH Titrations” prompt as shown below.

5 CHM-102 CHM-102 UNCW UNCW pH Study Procedure Procedure  Click on the experiment entitled “pH Acid-Base – Temperature Manual Titration”, as shown below.

6 CHM-102 CHM-102 UNCW UNCW pH Study Procedure Procedure  Remove the pH electrode from the pH =7 buffer and place in a beaker of DI water. Use this beaker to store the pH electrode between sample measurements.  Rinse the pH electrode with DI water from a squeeze bottle, letting the water run into a smaller beaker designated for waste. Dab the end of the electrode with a Kimwipe and place the electrode into your sample solution.  pH values will be displayed in the lower right hand corner of the screen. Record these values on your data sheet upon each pH determination.  When experiment is complete, place the pH electrode back into the pH=7 buffer solution.


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