Marisa Carlson

Marisa Carlson
Lizzie Sokol
AP exam review
Acid Base Stoichiometry and Titrations
 In an acid, HxA, or base, B(OH)x, x determines the number of equivalence
points in the titration.
What is a Titration?
 A procedure for quantitative analysis of a substance by an essentially
complete reaction in solution with a measured quantity of a reagent of known
Finding Equivalence Points
n1V1C1 = n2V2C2
 n is the number of moles of H+ or OH- in the acid and base to be titrated
and/or to titrate
 C is the concentration of the acid and base
 V is the volume, one quantity is given, the other one is unknown and
determines how much titrant is needed to reach the first equivalence point (all
number relating to acid go on one side, and all relating to base go on the
Basic Steps to solving titration problems
 Use ice charts to determine equilibrium concentrations
 Write the equilibrium expression and set equal to Ka or Kb
 Solve for unknown concentration(s)
 Take the –log(concentration of H+ or OH-) to find pH or pOH
 If pOH is found, subtract from 14 to find pH
 If solving for the pH at an equivalence point, be sure to check whether the Ka
or the Kb should be used (the greater quantity is more prominent and
therefore should be used) Kb= 1x10-14 / Ka
Helpful Hints
 You can use the concentration of the acid or base in the ice chart as long as
the concentrations of both products are unknown.
 pH= pKa + log([A-]/[HA])
 pOH= pKb + log ([HB+]/[B])
 Remember that the pH of a solution after the acid or base has been
completely neutralized does not require an ice chart.
 When deciding whether to use the Ka or the Kb, use Kbn-1 compared to Kan
Titrating a Base with an Acid
 Virtually no difference except:
 when solving for x, x= [OH-]
 so, when the -log(x) is taken, the result is the pOH
 therefore, to find the pH, subtract pOH from 14