Phenolphthalein Indicator Solution

How to Make Phenolphthalein pH Indicator

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This is a recipe for making 100 mL of phenolphthalein pH indicator solution.

Materials

  • 0.05 g phenolphthalein [3,3-bis( p-hydroxyphenyl)phthalide]
  • 95% ethanol
  • distilled water

Procedure

  1. Dissolve 0.05 g phenophthalein in 50 mL of 95% ethanol.
  2. Dilute the solution to 100 mL with distilled water.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Phenolphthalein Indicator Solution." ThoughtCo, Mar. 24, 2017, thoughtco.com/phenolphthalein-indicator-solution-608145. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, March 24). Phenolphthalein Indicator Solution. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/phenolphthalein-indicator-solution-608145 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Phenolphthalein Indicator Solution." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/phenolphthalein-indicator-solution-608145 (accessed January 23, 2018).