Bowers, Richard C. (Richard Charles), 1927-1996||Vaughn, Joseph W.||Schilt, Alfred Ayars, 1927-
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Chemistry
Chemical reactions; Volumetric analysis
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.
Cielaszyk, Dennis, "An investigation of how much error can be expected when a slow chemical reaction is performed with an automatic titrator" (1969). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 1355.
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