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Acid base titration - determining exact conc. of HNO3

Outline a titration procedure for determining the exact concentration of the aqueous nitric acid. Assume that aqueous sodium carbonate of concentration 0.500 mol dm3 is available.

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You can use Methyl orange as the suitable indicator for this titration. A measured amount of the Nitric acid is taken in a flask with the indicator is titrated with the sodium carbonate from a burette.

The reaction expected is Na2CO3 + 2HNO3 ---> 2NaNO3 + H2O+ CO2(gas)

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Step by step procedure to carry out the experiment involving acid base titration's along with calculations .