Written by: Anindita Farzana, Class XI, Section Blue

Titration is defined as “a common laboratory method of quantitative chemical analysis that is used to determine the unknown concentration of an identified  chemical constituent that is of interest in an analytical procedure.

Titration is a four-piece puzzle.
Three fourths of it have been assembled.
Your assignment is to find the fourth piece and move on.
You use a long calibrated device of glass to release the analyte.
Drop by drop by drop
Till the solution in the receiver turns blushed.
Simple, right?

It’s a time-limit-turned-taxing task.
Work too sluggishly , fail to attain the endpoint
Work too hastily, the endpoint shall evade you
Your solution will turn a blinding, vibrant pink, and you’ll have to start over.

Never the less, practice makes perfect
The time will eventually seem substantial.

On the other hand, how many lives does one have?
How many do-overs do we get?

A chemistry exam lasts an hour and a half
Yet several years of life seems infinitesimal
In the ceaseless pursuit of the missing piece

What if I exhaust my time?

What if I spill?

I can’t possibly start-over!

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