Publication Date

1969

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Bowers, Richard C. (Richard Charles), 1927-1996||Vaughn, Joseph W.||Schilt, Alfred Ayars, 1927-

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Chemistry

LCSH

Chemical reactions||Volumetric analysis

Abstract

In a titration procedure, a slow chemical reaction can produce an error when titrant is added at a constant rate with an automatic titrator. The determination of how much error is produced was first treated theoretically and then verified experimentally. The theoretical treatment involved three cases. The first case was the equilibrium titration which was used for comparison because no error is introduced. The second case was a titration in which only the forward reaction was considered as an approximation. The third case was the titration in which both forward and reverse reactions were included. The theoretical results were verified by titrating ceric with oxalate. Studies of this system had been reported in the literature so that the kinetics and the rate constants were known. Potentiometric and amperometric titrations were performed which yielded results in substantial agreement with the theoretical calculations.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations.

Extent

viii, 39 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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