Problem: Suppose your laboratory instructor inadvertently gave you a sample of KHP contaminated with NaCl to standardize your NaOH. How would this affect the molarity you calculated for your NaOH solution? Justify your answer.

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The net ionic equation for the reaction involved:

KHP(aq) + OH-(aq) → KP-(aq) + H2O(l)

The amount of KHP is the basis of the amount of NaOH consumed in the above reaction.

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Suppose your laboratory instructor inadvertently gave you a sample of KHP contaminated with NaCl to standardize your NaOH. How would this affect the molarity you calculated for your NaOH solution? Justify your answer.

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