Essay On Soda Water Titration

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Research Question: To investigate and compare how different temperature (5℃, 15℃, 25℃, 35℃, 45℃) can affect the concentration of carbon dioxide in soda water through titration with sodium hydroxide solution. Introduction: Carbon dioxide plays an important role in soft drinks. Soda water is manufactured by pumping carbon dioxide into water under high pressure. Carbon dioxide dissolves in water to form carbonic acid, which is the fizz we find in soft drinks. CO2 + H2O ⇌ H2CO3 The popping sound we hear when we open the can of fizzy drink, the bubbles and sparkle we see in the soft drink, and the feeling of bubble popping on your tongue, all of these are due to carbon dioxide escaping from solution. One of the reasons people love to drink …show more content…

The soda water will be stored in 5 different temperatures : 5℃, 15℃, 25℃, 35℃, and 45. The desired temperatures will be achieved by using the water bath and refrigerator. I chose phenolphthalein as the indicator, because it is commonly used for titration and is a weak acid. Phenolphthalein is usually used when the solution is strong base and weak acid. When it is added into an acidic solution, the solution will be colourless; when it is added into an alkaline solution, the solution will turn pink. Standard Sodium hydroxide solution is the alkaline solution that will be used to titrate with soda water as it is a common solution that can be easily found in an ordinary school laboratory. It is a strong base. Carbonic acid is a weak acid which will react with a strong base to form a basic (pH > 7) solution. When Phenolphthalein is added to Soda water, the resultant solution is colourless. After titration with a strong base (sodium hydroxide), the solution will turn to pink as the solution becomes

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