SwimSpray Science Challenge Question
How Many Bottles of Traditional Anti-Chlorine Shampoo Does it Take to Provide the Chlorine-Killing Power in One Bottle of SwimSpray?
Recently, I've been helping my friend with his daughter's science experiment. Because I love science, this has led me to come up with a bunch of fun science problems. I thought I'd see if anyone can answer this question about SwimSpray. I would say it's a challenging high school chemistry problem. I will send the first person to get each question correct a science related gift -- one of my favorite things.
- Assume that one Liter of SwimSpray has 1 mole of vitamin C.
- Note that 1 bottle of SwimSpray has 6 oz of this 1M vitamin C solution.
- Assume that you experimentally determine that 1 Liter of anti-chlorine shampoo (like UltraSwim, Malibu, TriSwim, etc) will neutralize 0.0155 moles of Iodine. See Hints below for information about Iodine Titrations.
- Assume that the bottle of anti-chlorine shampoo has 8 oz of solution.
- How many 8 oz bottles of the anti-chlorine shampoo would you need to neutralize the same amount of iodine that you can neutralize with one 6 oz bottle of SwimSpray?
- Assuming that the 8 oz bottle of shampoo costs $10, how much would it cost to neutralize the same amount of iodine that you can neutralize with one 6 oz bottle of SwimSpray?
- Think about how many moles of antioxidant (aka reductant) are required to neutralize one mole of iodine. See Iodometry.
- Don't forget to account for the volumes when answering the question.
*** Submit your answers (or questions about the problems) in the comments section. I will track down the winner(s) so that I can send you your science-related prizes. Good luck!
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