Problem: Addition of the indicator methyl orange to an unknown solution leads to a yellow color. The addition of bromthymol blue to the same solution also leads to a yellow color.Is there another indicator you could use to narrow the range of possible pH values for the solution?

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We are asked to give an indicator that could narrow the pH range of the solution.


Recall that indicators are substances that changes color due to pH


Methyl orange

• An indicator with a pH range of 3.2 to 4.4

• In an acidic solution, it gives a red colored solution while in a basic solution it is colored yellow


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Addition of the indicator methyl orange to an unknown solution leads to a yellow color. The addition of bromthymol blue to the same solution also leads to a yellow color.

Is there another indicator you could use to narrow the range of possible pH values for the solution?

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