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    Why does the conical flask not have to be dry between titrations after it has been rinsed by distilled water.
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    (Original post by smaiq)
    Why does the conical flask not have to be dry between titrations after it has been rinsed by distilled water.
    Neutralisation reactions produce water by definition- the H+ ions in the acid react with the OH- ions in the alkali to make H2O
    e.g. sodium hydroxide + hydrochloric acid --> sodium chloride + water


    The point of the neutralisation reaction in a titration is to bring pH to 7 (neutral). Distilled water is already neutral so it won't affect the neutralisation, besides it being produced by the reaction anyway.
 
 
 
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