chemistry
posted by Jim_R on .
ok im not sure how to do this
15.00ml of acetic acid is pipetted into a flask
0.35 grams of sodium acetate trihydrate is added and mixed
then 0.75 of the hydrate is added
1)i assumed that the volume(s) are additions. 15.00ml x .35g *m/1.45g and for the second part 15.00 + 0.35g *mol/1.45 g +0.75 g* mol/1.45g= x
2)not sure how to do the tryhydate. Do i minus it from the total mass of sodium hydrate ? or is it non reactive?
can u show me the proper method to do this ?

I'm not sure what you have done. For example, 0.75 what of the hydrate is added. And the 0.35 g trihydrate are mixed with what? In a separate beaker? With the acetic acid? Please clarify the problem.

Another thing! You haven't asked a question. What are you to calculate?

oh
This is an acid base experiment this is the last stage.
There are two parts:
part 1) 0.3470g sodium acetate trihydate is added to 15.00 ml acetic acid (concentration is 0.20)
then its mixed and a ph is takingi got 4.30 PH
part II)
Added 0.7618 g of sodium acetate trihydrate to the above mixture. Ph was 4.85
Calculate the Ka for the weak acid.
Not really sure how to do it 
HC2H3O2 ==> H^+ + C2H3O2^
Ka = (H^+)(C2H3O2^)/(HC2H3O2)
Calculate (H^+) from pH = log(H^+).
Calculate (C2H3O2^) from g of the trihydrate. That is moles = grams/molar mass and mole/L (L is 0.15) = M
Calculate (HC2H3O2) from L x M = ?
Plug in and calculate Ka.
For part 2,
determine moles trihydrate added and add that to the amount of trihydrate already there, then total moles/L = M of the (C2H3O2^). Obtain (H^+) from pH, and (HC2H3O2) is the same as the first part. Calculate Ka.
The correct Ka is about 1.8 x 10^5. 
thanks
i got ka=2.5 x 10^5 and 2.5 x 106
thanks again Jim 
here's what i finally ended up with
I don't know why u used 59 grams
nac2h302 x 3h20> na + c2h302 + 3h20
sodium acetate trihydrate=acetic ions
.3470 g nac2h302 x 3h20 /136.10= 2.550 x 103 mol acetic ions formed
2.550 x 103 M/.0150 L=.17
ka= (5.0 x 105)(.17)/(.20)=4.3 x105
part b
1.1088g/136.1=.54
ka =3.8 x105