The end-point is a physical change in the solution, as determined by the indicator. The end-point is not necessarily the same as the equivalence point, even though both of them represent the same idea (the completion of titration).

There are 2 conical flasks labeled A and B. Both flasks contain a solution and the thymolphthalein indicator. Flask A is a light blue color, which is the color of a good end-point. Flask B is a dark blue color, which is the color of a bad end-point.

Figure: Thymolphthalein indicator in a solution. A: good end-point, B: bad end-point.

Example: In sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and hydrochloric acid (HCl), the equivalence point is reached at pH 7. During its titration with thymolphthalein as an indicator, the end-point is reached at pH 9.3.


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