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0.1802 g sample of a chlorocarbon compound was analyzed by burning in oxygen and collecting the evolved gases in a solution of sodium hydroxide. After neutralizing, the sample was treated with 39.50 mL of a 0.025 M AgNO3. This precipitated the Cl- as AgCl and left an excess of silver nitrate. This excess required 27 mL of 0.006 M KSCN in a Volhard titration. Calculate the %w/w Cl (MM = 35.45 g/mol) in the sample. [Answer in 2 decimal places]


Cl- + AgNO3 → AgCl + NO3-


  • chem -

    millimols AgNO3 initially = 39.50 mL *0.025 M = ?
    mmols KSCN used to back titrate = 27.0 x 0.006 M = ?
    Subtract initial mmols - back titrated mmols = difference which is the amount AgNO3 used; i.e., it's the mmols AgCl produced.
    Convert to mols, change to grams Cl, calculate % w/w by
    %chloride = (g Cl/mass sample)*100 = ?

  • chem -

    how do you convert mmols to mols?

  • chem -

    Divide by 1000.
    mols = millimoles/1000

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