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Oklahoma State University

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Laboratory Section:

1. Explain why aqueous solutions of NaCl and NaNO3 each have a pH of 7.

2. Explain why aqueous solutions of NH4Cl and NH4NO3 (that have the same initial concentration) each have the same pH.

3. Complete the following table





5.78 x 10-14 M


7.32 x 10-3 M






4. Predict whether the pH of 0.1 M solutions of each of the salts is greater, less or equal to 7.

Salt (0.1M)

pH (greater, equal or less than 7)




5. Write the Bronsted-Lowry equation which describes the acid/base character of the salts in Q4. (Hint: if you have indicated the salt has the properties of a base write a BL equation which supports that behavior.)

a) NaC4H7O2

b) (CH3)2NH2Cl

6. Calculate the pH for each of the following solutions;

a) 0.293 M NaC4H7O2 (Ka (HC4H7O2) = 1.5 x 10-5)

pH =

b) 0.634 M (CH3)2NH2Cl (Kb ((CH3)2NH) = 5.4 x 10-4)

pH =

6. In the pH meter simulation you are using for the Acid/Base Salt Activity click on the Unknown radio button and select Unknown6. Select a concentration and measure the pH of 100 mL of the solution. Enter the concentration of your unknown and its pH below.

[Unknown6] =

pH =

Based on pH measurement of your Unknown, the Acid/Base Salts Activity and this ACA what else do you know about the solution containing Unknown6 and about Unknown6 itself. Explain: (Note: this is an open-ended question.)

7. Is there anything about the questions that you feel you do not understand? List your concerns/questions.

8. If there is one question you would like to have answered in lecture, what would that question be?