What Does Strong And Weak Acids Affect The Course Of Titrations?

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Title:
To what extent does strong and weak acids differ in affecting the course of titrations.
Introduction:
The real life application that comes from this experiment links to agriculture. In the past decade, industrial dumping has become a controversial topic. Dumping hazardous wastes into river, ocean, and soil has resulted in a dramatic change in pH of the non-renewable resources and leads to a destruction in the ecosystem. Specially in agriculture, crops cannot grow in acidic soil, so it is crucial to maintain the acidity of the soil at a neutral state. Consequently, farmers use lime fertilizers such as powdered limestone, CaO, or the ashes of burnt wood to neutralize the acid in the soil. However, considering that the change in acids from industrial pollution could vary the pH of the soil from strong acid and weak acid, so it is important to understand the difference in the course of titration between the two acids in order to obtain a neutralized pH level of soil for agriculture. Hence, I am crucial to investigate “To what extent does strong and weak acids differ in affecting the course of titrations?”
Neutralization occurs when there is a reaction between an acid and a base to form a salt and water. In this experiment, with the known value of the molarity of acids and bases, we are able to examine the difference in the course of titration during the process of neutralization by measuring the pH level of the equivalence point with respect to the volume of the base…

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