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Analytical Chemistry 2154, note set 2

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This is the first material beginning the 2nd exam on 9/29 acid/base buffer chemistry
Majors Analytical Chemistry
Dr. Amanda Morris
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Chemistry, analytical, Equilibrium, pH, buffers, acid, base
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Date Created: 09/18/16
Note Set #2 – week 4 Analytical Chemistry PH BUFFERS  Buffer: a chemical solution containing significant amounts of a weak acid/base pair that resists large changes in pH o Even when diluted o In the presence/addition of strong acid or base  Generally, buffers will work within +/- 1 pH unit of the pH you are trying to maintain, this is the buffering range o For example, if you are trying to maintain a solution around pH 4.5, a buffer of acetic acid/acetate solution has a pKa of 4.75, so it would be able to buffer solutions within a range of 3.75 – 5.75 pH FRACTIONAL COMPOSITION  F total [HA] + [A-] o F totals the formal concentration of a solution; the concentration of the original substance you are adding from a stock solution o Since all acids/bases react to some equilibrium, the F will always be some fraction of the base form, and some fraction of the acid form  Making Buffers o Buffers can be made from:  a weak acid and a salt of its conjugate base  a weak acid and enough strong base to form some of its conjugate base  a weak base and enough strong acid to form some of its conjugate acid  Polyprotic Acids and Bases H 2 + H O2 HA + H O - 3 + Ka1 - 2- + HA + H O 2 A + H O 3 Ka2 - 2- F = [H 2]+[HA ]+[A ] o Adding base to diprotic acid (has two dissociable protons) causes the first acidic proton to dissociate virtually completely before the 2 nd acidic proton begins to be neutralized.  The acid dissociation constant for the 1 acidic proton = K = K a1 1  For the 2 nd acidic proton, it is Ka2 K 2 o Finding the Concentration of Each Species at a Given PH  Following normal equilibrium constant expressions:  [HA-] = [H 2] K /a1H O 3 +  [A ] = [HA-] K a2[H O 3 ; substituting in the 1 equation, you get [A ] 2- = [H2A] K a2/ a1 O ]3 + 2  Accounting for mass conservation (F ), we end up with an equation: total Ftotal [H 2] * {([H 3 ] + [H O3] K + 1 K )/1 2 O ] 3 + 2 Note Set #2 – week 4 Analytical Chemistry +  Given pH we can calculate [H O ],3and the given the initial value of F we can calculate [H A]2 and subsequently derive the concentrations of the other two species in solution. In diprotic systems if the pH of solution = pK 1  α H2A = αHA- = 0.5, where αrepresents the fractional ratio of species (ergo, half of the total concentration is from the H A 2orm, and half is from the HA form.) At pK , t1e concentration of [A ] is virtually 0. If pH of solution = pK 2 then α HA-= α A2-= 0.5 {The same pattern follows} DIPROTIC ACIDS: behave as if K = K … a 1  Since K is2generally negligibly small, we assume for the rxn. of H A with w2ter, the Kajust equals K a1.  Likewise for the rxn. of A with water, we treat it as if K = K b b1 = 1/K a2  For the intermediate/amphiprotic form: o Acts as both an acid and base o Must use Systematic Treatment of Equilibria to solve pH problems o To find pH of a solution to which you add the intermediate form: + [H ] = √(K 1 F2+ K K 1 w + F1  A simplified version of the equation can be used if: o The term K F >2 K AND w o K <1 F pH = ½ (pK + 1K ) 2 DIPROTIC BUFFERS: act roughly the same as normal buffers…  Simply, there are now 2 Henderson-Hasselbach eqns: - 2- - o pH = pk + 1og ([HA ]/[H A])2 or pH = pk 2 log ([A ]/[HA ]) o Use whichever you are given values for POLYPROTIC SYSTEMS: follows similar ideas…  For H 3 : K a K a1 o For H A 2 [H ] = √(K K F1 2K K / 1 +wF 1 2- +  For HA : [H ] = √(K K 2 3 K K / 2 w F 2  For A : K = K = K /K b b1 w a3 DETERMINING PRINCIPLE SPECIES:  In monoprotic systems: - o When pH > pK  A ia the principle form o When pH < pK  HA as the principle form  Polyprotic systems: o When pH = pk a1  [H A2 = [HA ]; when pH = pk a2 [HA ] = [A ]2- Note Set #2 – week 4 Analytical Chemistry FRACTIONAL COMPOSITION IN POLYPROTIC SYSTEMS:  α H2A = [H 2]/F = [H ] /[H ] + [H ]K + 1 K 1 2 - - + + 2 +  α HA = [HA ]/F = [H ]K 1[H ] + [H ]K + 1 K 1 2  α 2- = [A ]/F = K K /[H ] + [H ]K + K K A 1 2 1 1 2 ISOELECTRIC POINT and ISOIONIC POINT:  Isoelectric point: the pH of a solution where the overall charge of the solution of the acid is 0; ergo, the charged species of a polyprotic acid are at equal 2- concentrations. (e.g. [H 2] = [A ])  Isoionic pH: the pH of a solution when only the uncharged intermediate, zwitterionic form of an acid (HA) is dissolved into aqueous solution. Obviously it will dissociate into its other possible species, but the charged species concentrations will not be equal, and the solution does not necessarily have a net neutral charge.


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