Preparation and Standardization of 0.1 M Potassium Hydroxide : Pharmaceutical Guidelines

Preparation and Standardization of 0.1 M Potassium Hydroxide

Learn how to prepare and standardize 0.1 M Potassium Hydroxide using Hydrochloric acid Phenolphthalein solution as indicator.


•  Dissolve about 6 g of potassium hydroxide in sufficient carbon dioxide free water to produce 1000 ml.
•  Standardize the solution in the following manner.


•  Titrate 20.0 ml of the solution with 0.1 M hydrochloric acid using 0.5 ml of phenolphthalein solution as indicator.
•  1 ml of 0.1 M hydrochloric acid is equivalent to 0.005611 g of KOH.

Also see: Determination of Shelf Life of Solutions in Laboratory

Ankur Choudhary is India's first professional pharmaceutical blogger, author and founder of Pharmaceutical Guidelines, a widely-read pharmaceutical blog since 2008. Sign-up for the free email updates for your daily dose of pharmaceutical tips.
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