When making up a standard solution why is it necessary to use distilled water, what would happen if you used tap water with other ions in?
Why is a 250cm^3 volumetric flask an appropriate size to use?
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Making a standard solution in chemistry watch
- Thread Starter
- 13-11-2016 22:15
- 14-11-2016 22:30
If you use tap water, the solution won't be standard. A standard solution is just the solution at a specified concentration with nothing else in it (it's pure). If you use tap water, ions in the water will be dissoleved in the solution and it won't be pure.
As for the second question, I dont know. Sometimes it's appropriate, sometimes it's not, it depends what you're doing.