Module 7 Overview

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN TO DO: Use titrations to calculate the concentration of citric acid in a soda; calculate the concentration of NaOH by titrating with a primary standard then use NaOH as a secondary standard to determine the acid content of Sprite

Please note:

  • There are 2 separate assignments for this lab.
    • Assignment 1: The lab handout that may be completed as a group (the same as for all labs to date).
    • Assignment 2: This is an individual assignment that is designed to show your knowledge of the lab and course content. You will type a formal lab report. Please see the directions and rubric for more help.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Calculate the concentration of a secondary standard through titration with a primary standard.
  • Titrate a sample of carbonated soda with a standard solution to determine the concentration of acid in the beverage.
  • Distinguish between endpoint and equivalence point with the addition of indicator to your sample.


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The learning activities for this section include:

Assignment Approximate Time to Complete Due Date
Read Introduction 5 minutes Before Lab

Complete the Prelab Problems

(Make sure you get this signed before you leave lab!)

15 minutes Before Lab
Complete Pre-lab Quiz 
Material will come from the lab introduction, safety, procedure, and the   prelab questions.
10 minutes Before Lab

Complete Formal Report (Rough Draft)

(on Lab 7 – should be completed THROUGH procedure section). 

Varies Before Lab
 Complete Lab Handout  Varies Due at the Next Lab Meeting
Complete Formal Report (Final Draft) Varies Due at the Next Lab Meeting

*All students are expected to participate in the completion of the pre-lab assignment regardless of whether the assignment is an individual or group assignment.

*Pre-lab quizzes must be completed prior to coming to lab for a student to be admitted to class.