Problem: A sample of a new cleaning product, "Joe's Famous Bleach Cleaner," with a mass of 44.0g , was diluted with an acetic acid solution containing excess I?. A small amount of starch indicator solution was then added, turning the solution a deep bluish-purple. The solution was then titrated with 0.200M sodium thiosulfate, Na2S2O2, containing the ion S2O32?. A volume of 45.0mL of sodium thiosulfate, the titrant, was needed to turn the solution colorless.Part A:What is the percentage composition by mass of NaClO in the bleach product?Analysis of bleach involves two sequential redox reactions: First, bleach is reacted in acid solution with excess iodide anion to produce yellow-colored iodine:ClO-+2H++2I-→I2+Cl-+H2OThen, to determine how much of the iodine was formed, the solution is titrated with sodium thiosulfate solution:I2+2S2O32- → 2I-+S4O62-A bit of starch is added to the titration reaction. Starch is intensely blue in the presence of I2. The solution thus turns from deep blue to colorless at the reaction equivalence point.

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To determine percentage composition by mass of NaClO in the bleach product:


mass percent NaClO=mass NaClOmass bleach×100


Redox reaction 1: ClO-+ 2H++2I→ I2+Cl-+H2O

  • NaClO → NaClO-

Titration/ Redox reaction 2: I2+2S2O32- → 2I-+S4O62-


Recall that at the equivalence point of a titration:


moles acid=moles base


Also, recall that moles = molarity × volume


This means:


MVacid=MVbase


Step 1: Moles Na2S2O3


mol Na2S2O3=45.0 mL×10-3 L1 mL×0.200 mol Na2S2O3L

moles Na2S2O3 =0.009 mol Na2S2O3

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Problem Details

A sample of a new cleaning product, "Joe's Famous Bleach Cleaner," with a mass of 44.0g , was diluted with an acetic acid solution containing excess I?. A small amount of starch indicator solution was then added, turning the solution a deep bluish-purple. The solution was then titrated with 0.200M sodium thiosulfate, Na2S2O2, containing the ion S2O32?. A volume of 45.0mL of sodium thiosulfate, the titrant, was needed to turn the solution colorless.

Part A:

What is the percentage composition by mass of NaClO in the bleach product?

Analysis of bleach involves two sequential redox reactions: First, bleach is reacted in acid solution with excess iodide anion to produce yellow-colored iodine:

ClO-+2H++2I-→I2+Cl-+H2O

Then, to determine how much of the iodine was formed, the solution is titrated with sodium thiosulfate solution:

I2+2S2O32- → 2I-+S4O62-

A bit of starch is added to the titration reaction. Starch is intensely blue in the presence of I2. The solution thus turns from deep blue to colorless at the reaction equivalence point.

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