Acid-Base Titration Curves Tutorial
- In an acid-base titration, a known volume of one reactant is placed in the conical (erlenmeyer) flask.
- The other reactant is placed in the burette (buret).
- The reactant from the burette (buret) is slowly added to the reactant in the conical (erlenmeyer) flask.
- A titration curve is a graph showing the change in pH of the solution in the conical (erlenmeyer) flask as the reactant is added from the burette (buret).
- A titration curve can be used to determine:
- The equivalence point1 of an acid-base reaction.
(amount of acid and of base is just sufficient to cause complete consumption of both the acid and the base.)
- The pH of the solution at the equivalence point.
(which is dependent on the strength of the acid and strength of the base used in the titration)