Standardization of an acid titrant

I am hoping to simulate the lab experiment we usually completed in person:
standardization of HCl with sodium carbonate.
(I already plan to use the 6-15 Experiment: Standardization of NaOH with KHP.)

Can this be simulated? How do I access the sodium carbonate to use as a solid standard?


Hi Georgia,

Certainly! You could set up an experiment to do this simply by pulling the sodium bicarb down from the stockroom shelf and creating an unknown HCl solution using the “Unknown” stockroom shelf. The bicarb is pure, and so it could be used to determine the concentration of the hydrochloric acid.

A few potentially helpful resources:

Creating unknowns:

Setting up your own presets to use with students: