Acid-base Titrations and Equilibria of Weak Bases and Acids

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IT has been supposed in the past that substances with feebly acidic or basic properties, say with Ka or Kb less than 2.5 × 10 in the case of N/20 dilution, are incapable1 of estimation by acid-base titrations. I have recently succeeded in elaborating a technique by which this object can be attained: the main principles involved are set out below.

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HARRIS, L. Acid-base Titrations and Equilibria of Weak Bases and Acids. Nature 115, 119–120 (1925) doi:10.1038/115119a0

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