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I am doing a titration and I need to find out what the pH is. I need to combine sodium acetate and acetic acid together. What are the products of this reaction... is it water and what else????

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Sodium acetate and acetic acid are conjugate base and acid. The only thing they do is form an equilibrium. The mix of the two forms a buffering solution, with pH depending on concentration of the two chemicals.

 

It makes no sense to titrate sodium acetate with acetic acid, nor the other way around.

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actually for this titration i need to know the volumes of the sodium acetate and acetic acid that will make a pH of 5.0 and 4.70. I know that sodium acetate is 1.0 M and acetic acid is 1.0M with a volume of 15.0 mL ...

 

Therefore how would you calculate the volume of sodium acetate needed when you have the volume of acetic acid?

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