Problem: In a common medical laboratory determination of the concentration of free chloride ion in blood serum, a serum sample is titrated with a Hg(NO3)2 solution.2Cl−(aq) + Hg(NO3)2(aq) ⟶ 2NO3−(aq) + HgCl2(s)What is the Cl− concentration in a 0.25-mL sample of normal serum that requires 1.46 mL of 8.25 × 10−4 M Hg(NO3)2(aq) to reach the end point?

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Balanced Reaction: 2Cl(aq) + Hg(NO3)2(aq) ⟶ 2NO3(aq) + HgCl2(s)

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Molarity (M)=moles solute (mol)volume of solution (L)

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In a common medical laboratory determination of the concentration of free chloride ion in blood serum, a serum sample is titrated with a Hg(NO3)2 solution.

2Cl(aq) + Hg(NO3)2(aq) ⟶ 2NO3(aq) + HgCl2(s)

What is the Cl concentration in a 0.25-mL sample of normal serum that requires 1.46 mL of 8.25 × 10−4 M Hg(NO3)2(aq) to reach the end point?

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