0.1 n Sodium thiosulfate Preparation and Standardization
0.1 N Sodium Thiosulfate Preparation and Standardization
Preparation of 0.1 N Sodium thiosulfate Solution
- Take 25 g of sodium thiosulfate pentahydrate (Na2S2O3·5H2O) in 500 mL of freshly boiled and cooled water
- Add 0.11 g of sodium carbonate (Na2CO3).
- Dilute to 1 L with freshly boiled and cooled water, and let stand for 24 h.
- Store the solution in a tightly closed glass bottle.
Standardization of 0.1 N Sodium thiosulfate
- Take 1 g of primary standard potassium dichromate (K2Cr2O7), transfer to a platinum dish, and dry at 120°C for 4 h.
- Cool in a desiccator.
- Weigh accurately 0.21g of the dried K2Cr2O7,
- Transfer to a 500-mL glass-stoppered conical flask.
- Add 100 mL of water, swirl to dissolve, remove the stopper,
- Quickly add 3 g of potassium iodide (KI), 2 g of sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3), and 5 mL of hydrochloric acid (HCl).
- Stopper the flask quickly, swirl to ensure mixing, and let stand in the dark for 10 min.
- Rinse the stopper and inner walls of the flask with water and titrate with the Na2S2O3 solution until the solution is yellowish green.
- Add 2 mL of starch solution (10 g/L), and continue the titration to the disappearance of the blue color.
Normality of Na2S2O3 solution
N = W/0.04904 * V
N = normality of the Na2S2O3 solution,
W = grams of K2Cr2O7 used, and
V = millilitres of Na2S2O3 solution required for titration of
0.2105 grams of K2Cr2O7 used, and
43.6 of Na2S2O3 solution.
N = 0.2105/0.04904*43.6
= 0.09845 N