Problem: An 8.65-g sample of an unknown group 2A metal hydroxide is dissolved in 85.0 mL of water. An acid-base indicator is added and the resulting solution is titrated with 2.50 M HCl (aq) solution. The indicator changes color signaling that the equivalence point has been reached after 56.9 mL of the hydrochloric acid solution has been added.What is the molar mass of the metal hydroxide?

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Recall that at the equivalence point of a titration:


moles acid=moles base


Also, recall that:

  • moles = molarity × volume
  • moles = molarity × molar mass


For acids: Multiply by the number of H+ ions

For bases: Multiply by the number of OH, H, O2–, or NH2 ions


This means:


MVacid=2(molesbase)


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An 8.65-g sample of an unknown group 2A metal hydroxide is dissolved in 85.0 mL of water. An acid-base indicator is added and the resulting solution is titrated with 2.50 M HCl (aq) solution. The indicator changes color signaling that the equivalence point has been reached after 56.9 mL of the hydrochloric acid solution has been added.

What is the molar mass of the metal hydroxide?

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