# What is the equivalence point?

## What is the equivalence point?

Equivalence point: point in titration at which the amount of titrant added is just enough to completely neutralize the analyte solution. At the equivalence point in an acid-base titration, moles of base = moles of acid and the solution only contains salt and water.

## What is the 1 2 equivalence point?

One half-equivalence point occurs at one-half the volume of the first equivalence point, at which pH = pKa1. The second occurs at the volume that is at the midpoint between the first and second equivalence points, and at that point, pH = pKa2.

Is equivalence point always 7?

At the equivalence point, all of the weak acid is neutralized and converted to its conjugate base (the number of moles of H+ = added number of moles of OH–). However, the pH at the equivalence point does not equal 7. This is due to the production of conjugate base during the titration.

### What is difference between end point and equivalence point?

The main difference between equivalence and endpoint is that the equivalence point is a point where the chemical reaction comes to an end while the endpoint is the point where the colour change occurs in a system.

### How do you find the equivalence point without a graph?

Titrant added before the equivalence point Without looking at any graph, a chemist can determine whether or not he has passed the equivalence point. The molarity of the acid is given, so the number of moles titrated can be calculated: 0.050 L × 6 mol/L = 0.3 moles of strong acid added thus far.

What is Second equivalence point?

At the second equivalence point, all H+ ions from both reactions have reacted (twice as many as at the first equivalence point). Therefore, the volume of NaOH added at the second equivalence point is exactly twice that of the first equivalence point (see Equations 3 and 5).

#### Why is equivalence point above 7?

Because the conjugate base of a weak acid is weakly basic, the equivalence point of the titration reaches a pH above 7. Conversely, for the titration of a weak base with strong acid, the pH at the equivalence point is less than 7 because only the conjugate acid is present.

#### What is the equivalence point pH?

A pH indicator shows the equivalence point —the point at which the equivalent number of moles of a base have been added to an acid. It is often wrongly assumed that neutralization should result in a solution with pH 7.0; this is only the case in a strong acid and strong base titration.

How do equivalence points differ?

Endpoint vs Equivalence Point

Endpoint Equivalence Point
Point where the indicator changes colour The point at which the titrant is chemically equivalent to the analyte in the sample
Comes after the equivalence point Comes before the endpoint
Weak acids can have only one endpoint Weak acids can have multiple equivalence point

## Is endpoint and equivalence point the same?

Equivalence point represents the stage of titration where the concentrations of titrate and titrant are chemically equivalent. An endpoint represents the stage of titration that indicates the completion of the titration with the help of the change in colour or intensity of the solution.