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Double Replacement Reaction

Lab Summary

Using a titration, determine the amount of chloride ion in water samples.



Determine the amount of chloride ion in water samples. Through this investigation, students:

  • Are introduced to the process of dissolving.
  • Learn rules governing the solubility of ionic compounds in aqueous solutions.
  • Understand double replacement reactions. 
  • Become familiar with net ionic equations.
  • Are introduced to the method of analytical titration.


Students conduct the following procedures:

  • Titrate known and unknown water samples, employing a double replacement reaction between silver nitrate and sodium chloride.
  • Calculate the concentration of chloride ion in the water samples.

Materials Used:

Ring stand 1
Buret clamp 1
Buret, 50-mL 
Magnetic stirrer 
Transfer pipet 
Waste container 
Erlenmeyer flask, 125-mL - 4
Graduated cylinder, 50-mL 
0.2% Disodium salt fluorescein indicator - 2 mL
1% Dexrin solution - 100 mL
0.020 M Silver nitrate - 200 mL
0.010 M Sodium chloride - 100 mL
Swimming pool water - 100 mL

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