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    15.50 of 0.00100 Nitric Acid reacts with and neutralises 10.00cm of CaOH solution.

    I need the c. of CaOH in moldm-3


    I worked out the moles of HNO3 to be 15.5/1000 x 0.001 which equals 0.0000155mol

    I probably went wrong here.

    (I have no idea what the ratio is, and I just went with 1:1)

    Afterwards, to figure out the moles of CaOH in 1dm^3, I did this.

    (1000/10) x 0.0000155 = 0.00155

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    I figured this is wrong, and that the problem likely stems from the ratio. I'm not sure how to find out the ratio because I wasn't given much information. Could anybody help me?
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    HNO3 + CaOH >>>>> H20 + CaO + NO2 I would assume.

    Thus you were right with your 1:1 ratio.

    So you know the number of moles of CaOH is 1.55 x 10^-5 moles so just turn that into a concentration. If you need help doing that just quote me.
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    (Original post by joshed)
    HNO3 + CaOH >>>>> H20 + CaO + NO2 I would assume.

    Thus you were right with your 1:1 ratio.

    So you know the number of moles of CaOH is 1.55 x 10^-5 moles so just turn that into a concentration. If you need help doing that just quote me.
    Except Calcium Hydroxide is Ca(OH)2

    EDIT - Also, acid + base = salt + water...... so your products are wrong too.

    2HNO3 + Ca(OH)2 -> Ca(NO3)2 + 2H2O
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    (Original post by gingerbreadman85)
    Except Calcium Hydroxide is Ca(OH)2

    EDIT - Also, acid + base = salt + water...... so your products are wrong too.

    2HNO3 + Ca(OH)2 -> Ca(NO3)2 + 2H2O
    Oh dear, that is a pretty basic mistake! *hangs head in shame* .....apparently I am a third year Biochemists too.....guess it comes from being on holiday!
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    (Original post by joshed)
    that is a pretty basic mistake! *hangs head in shame*
    That's one way of putting it :gigg:

    Dont let it eat away at you
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    (Original post by gingerbreadman85)
    That's one way of putting it :gigg:

    Dont let it eat away at you
    I'll let the HNO3
 
 
 
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