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Question 1: Given the following two half-reactions:

(1) MnO4-(aq) + 8H+(aq) + 5e- ==> Mn2+(aq) + 4H2O(l)
(2) Fe3+(aq) + e- ==> Fe2+(aq)

and data (3) Ar(Fe) = 55.9

For the solutions to Question 1 work to x sf or x dp as indicated in [] (the 'fill' is unforgiving!) and for decimals <1 put 0.xxxx

Q1(a) Construct the fully balanced redox ionic equation for the manganate(VII) ion oxidising the iron(II) ion. Remember the basic half-cell ratio is deduced from e's lost = e's gained, ie oxidation state balance total up = total down.

ans (a) MnO4-(aq) + H+(aq) + Fe(aq) ==>
Mn2+(aq) + Fe(aq) + H2O(l)

Q1(b)(i) 24.3 cm3 of 0.02 mol dm-3 KMnO4 reacted with 20.0 cm3 of an iron(II) solution. Calculate the molarity of the iron(II) ion.

ans(b)(i) moles = molarity (moldm-3) x volume (dm3)
(i) mol MnO4- = [2dp] x [1dp] / [4sf]
= [6dp]

mol Fe2+ = x [6dp]
(from MnO4- : Fe2+ in equation)
mol Fe2+ = [5dp] in cm3[2sf]

so scaling up to 1 dm3, molarity of Fe2+
= [5dp] x [4sf] / [2sf]
molarity Fe2+ = mol dm-3 [4dp]

(b) (ii) How do you recognise the end-point in the titration?

ans (b) (ii) We do not use phenolphthalein for this titration! The end point is the first faint permanent due to a trace of excess KMnO4

Q1(c) Calculate the percentage of iron in a sample of steel wire if 1.51g of the wire was dissolved in excess of dilute sulphuric acid and the solution made up to 250cm3 in a standard flask. 25.0 cm3 of this solution was pipetted into a conical flask and needed 25.45 cm3 of O.02 mol dm-3 KMnO4 for complete oxidation.

ans (c) mol MnO4- = [2dp] x [4sf] /
= [6dp]

mol Fe = mol Fe2+ = x [6dp]
= [6dp]

mass Fe = x [1dp]
= [4dp] per cm3 aliqouot titration.

total Fe in wire = x [2sf]
= g (1/th of the made up solution used in titration)

so % Fe = [3dp] x /
= % [3sf]