Questions tagged [solutions]

This tag should be applied to questions dealing with solutions of any kind. A solution is a liquid or solid phase containing more than one substance where, for convenience, one (or more) substance(s) called the solvent is treated differently from the other substances, which are called solutes. If water is the solvent, then the more appropriate 'aqueous-solution' tag should (also) be specified.

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Discrepancy between the apparent volume of the solution and the volume of the solute arising from the definition of solubility

I have solubility $s$ given in $\pu{g/mL}.$ I understand this as mass of solute $m$ divided by volume of solvent $V.$ But how about the volume of the resulting solution? I read online I should pour ...
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Which type of deviation from Rault's law is shown by mixture of water and acetone?

There are dispersion forces in acetone amd hydrogen bond in water so what they should show negative deviation but just want it to be confirmed
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Calculating change in enthalpy

I’ve got an assignment to solve this problem: Calculate the change in Enthalpy when 50cm3 if 0.2moldm-3 NaOH is added to 250cm3 of HCl. The initial temperature is 21.6C and it rose to 32.8C. I tried ...
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looking for alternatives to lysol wipes (Alkyl C12-18 dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride) [closed]

Lysol and other recommended disinfectants claiming virucidal properties have been basically impossible to find here for weeks. I did however, find a bottle of clorox all-purpose disinfecting cleaner ...
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Can someone help me find the limting reagent? [closed]

Okay, so for home work i was given this problem. Suppose that 8.00g of CH4 reacts with 16.00g O2 to form CO2 and H2O, find the grams of CH4, H2o, and O2 left over Balanced Equation : CH4 + 2O2 = ...
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Physical Chemistry Question [closed]

True or false? a. The product of $\ce{[H3O+]}$ and $\ce{[OH-]}$ molalities in water at 25°C and 1 bar is always $\pu{1.0\times10^{-14} mol^2kg^{-2}}$ b. For the weak acid HX(aq), $\gamma_+ \gamma_- =...
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How do I make a stock solution concentrate from a pure solution? [closed]

We need to figure out how to make a stock solution that can be poured into 25mL capsules that can then be diluted onwards to 5% solution diluted with 200 mL of water. We are starting with two pure ...
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How many liters of 4 M solution can be made using 100 grams of lithium bromide? [closed]

I am solving for molarity in my chemistry class and am getting two different answers. Question: How many liters of 4 M solution can be made using 100 grams of lithium bromide? Method 1: (1 L/4 mol)(...
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Solution for Electroplating Selenium?

I need to electroplate selenium onto a conductive metal (for an experiment). The end goal is a thin film of pure, elemental selenium. Unfortunately I can't find anything on the internet: Ideally, I'd ...
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Is a super saturated solution at equilibrium? [closed]

Is a supersaturated solution at equilibrium? I know that a saturated solution is at equilibrium because of the constant rates of formation and ionization. Does this idea apply to supersaturated ...
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If ions are floating around in a solution, how do we know they combine to form a compound in a solution?

I apologize if my question sounds confusing I am not sure how to properly convey it here's an example: For the reaction between lead nitrate and ammonium phosphate you get the reaction: $$\ce{3Pb(...
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How can I calculate the amount of HF in aquoues solution of NH4F and an aquoues solution of NH4HF2?

Dissociation of $\ce{NH4F}$ and $\ce{NH4HF2}$ in water is complete, I assume: $$\ce{NH4F -> NH4+ + F-}$$ and $$\ce{NH4HF2 -> NH4+ + HF2-}$$ Can I calculate the amount of $\ce{HF}$ in these ...
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Add vodka to isopropilic alcohol [closed]

So I have 1 liter of isopropyl alcohol 99.9% and I would like to make it last longer. I was thinking... 1) I can add 400ml of water to it so that it will be 71.4% alcohol solution. 2) I can add 1 ...
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How to prepare WHO-recommended handrub solution [closed]

WHO-recommended handrub formulation uses: ethanol 96% (v/v),hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) 3%, and glycerol 98% (see: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK144054/ , https://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/...
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What is the lattice enthalpy of zinc chloride?

I am trying to find a literature value for the enthalpy of solution of zinc chloride to compare with my experimental value but I can't seem to find it. So I'm trying to use the formula: enthalpy of ...
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Is there a difference between hand soap and body soap with killing viruses? [closed]

With the Coronavirus in full swing around the globe, I wanted an answer to this, particularly since my dad has just been diagnosed with Leukaemia. We can't find hand wash anywhere but instead I just ...
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Limiting molar conductivity of multiple solutes

Suppose there is a water solution at $\pu{25 °C}$ with $\ce{Na+},$ $\ce{Mg^2+}$ cations and $\ce{Cl-},$ $\ce{HCO3-}$ anions. Concentrations $[\ce{Na+}],$ $[\ce{Mg^2+}],$ $[\ce{Cl^-}]$ and $[\ce{HCO3-}]...
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Problem with determining the mass value of a soil sample for gravimetric calculations [closed]

I'm having some trouble with how to determine the representative mass value of a prepared soil sample for calculating its $\ce{Cl-}$ concentration in ppm (mg/kg). Recently I carried out a gravimetric ...
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Are experimentally determined Hansen solubility parameters available for polypropylene glycols?

Are experimentally determined Hansen solubility parameters available for polypropylene glycols? I already know, approximate values can be calculated by group-contribution methods. But these are only ...
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Endothermic reaction absorbs heat from environment

I read on my school book about chemistry the reaction: $$\ce{H2O + NH4Cl}$$ with $T(\ce{H2O}) = \pu{25 °C}.$ The temperature of the final solution is $\pu{20 °C}$. I know that it is an endothermic ...
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Silicon carbide coating

I want to create thin coating of silicon carbide on ceramic substrate. This is usually done using sol-gel method with silicon and carbon precursors mixed together, creating sol, applying it to surface ...
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Hydrochloric acid substitute in an Iron-gall ink solution

Recently I started experimenting with making my own ink to be used in fountain pens. I was wondering if hydrochloric acid in an iron-gall ink is used to prevent sediment ONLY by lowering the pH of ...
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Discussion about Warren-Cowely Parameter

The Warren-Cowely Parameter (WCP) for short range solution order is defined as: $$\mathrm{WCP}_{ij} = 1 - \frac{Z_{ij}}{x_j \cdot Z_i}$$ where $Z_{ij}$ is the partial Coordination Number (CN) of ...
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What does (sol) in a chemical equation mean?

I'm reading Shrivers Inorganic Chemistry book and some of the equations have a (sol) state on them. I'm sure the book has already defined this but I cannot find where. Examples: \begin{align} \ce{[...
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If I dissolve 0.1M of CaCl2.2H2O in water, do I get a 0.1M CaCl2 solution? [closed]

If I dissolve $\pu{0.1 M}$ of $\ce{CaCl2.2H2O}$ in water, do I get a $\pu{0.1 M}$ $\ce{CaCl2}$ solution?
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Molarity of two solutions

Question: Two solutions of ethanol marked as X and Y are labeled as 25% ethanol by mass and 25% ethanol by volume respectively. If the density of solution Y is 0.789 g/mL and that of solution X is 0....
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How much of Sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione dihydrate should I use to replace bleach? [closed]

I am trying to determine how much sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione dihydrate powder I should add to water to create a dilution that can be injected into my water supply to react with the Hydrogen ...
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Difference between a species and a phase in a solution? [closed]

Overview: As of my knowledge from metallurgical thermodynamics a phase is a thermodynamically stable and homogeneous entity made up of different species of a given concentration. e.g = 'Austenite' ...
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Why does changing the salt of the salt bridge effect the voltage produced in a galvanic cell?

My experiments results showed that the voltage decreases down $\pu{Group 1}$: $\ce{Cl-}$ salts in the salt bridge. All other variables were kept constant. $\ce{Zn}$ and $\ce{Cu}$ rods were used. ...
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Will NaF + CaCO3 precipitate much CaF2?

If I mix sodium fluoride, calcium carbonate powder, and water, under what conditions (if any) would there be an equilibrium? I.e. assume we start out with fully dissociated $\ce{Na+(aq) + F-(aq)}$, ...
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Can Methylene Blue Detect Spoilage in Food?

Initially, there is already a product which is a sensor based on Methylene Blue, which can detect changes in oxygen levels in a packaging. However, as our thesis project, we decided to take on this ...
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Is Raoults Law valid if the solute is non volatile but have less vapour pressure than pure solvent?

We know that on adding a non-volatile solute to a pure solvent its vapour pressure increases because of the reluctance of solute to evaporate(i.e. strong intermolecular forces of attraction) Instead ...
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Is the solution isotonic, hypertonic, or hypotonic?

The problem is shown below. I don't understand how can the tonicity of a solution be determined if the solution has multiple solutes dissolved in it. Do I take the total sum of the mass of solutes ...
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Can you dissolve iodine without potassium iodide? [closed]

I don't have a sufficient amount of potassium iodide, so I wanted to know if there is other way which I can use to dissolve iodine without using potassium iodide.
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Effect of impurities on Enthalpy of vapourization

How does the Enthalpy of vapourization change when impurities are added? I know that the boiling point of a substance increases on addition of impurities, but how does the Enthalpy of vapourization ...
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Derivation of freezing-point depression equation

Can anyone provide me the real derivation of depression in freezing point? In almost all of the books and online articles that I have read, it says $\Delta T_\mathrm{f}$ is directly proportional to ...
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Can ascorbic acid be neutralized and keep it's elastic properties in dough?

Ascorbic acid (C6H8O6) is commonly used in dough to give it strength and elasticity. However, I need this dough to be alkaline, or at the very least neutral. I've used sodium carbonate (Na2CO3) before ...
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How is Henry's constant affected by change in temperature

According to me Henry's constant $K_h$ should be directly proportional to the effect of temperature. It is because $K_h$ is inversely proportional to solubility and as we increase temperature ...
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How would I separate a solution of sodium iodide and water in order to obtain the sodium [closed]

I am an amateur in this field of science and I am trying to separate a solution of Sodium Iodide and water. How would I separate the solution so I can obtain sodium?
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Ion exchange resins

My problem is explained quite easily: I have no experience with ion exchange resins but I would like to test something out in order to exchange my sulfate ions in solution for nitrate (can also be ...
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Is there any non-toxic and non-solvable-in-air liquid? [closed]

I want to heat the air with non-aqueous, non-toxic and non-solvable-in-air liquid (with very low relative pressure in air). Is there any such liquid exists? It would be great if the boiling point of ...
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Methods to increase the speed of dissolving potassium sulfate in water apart from heating, grinding or shaking

I bought potassium sulfate to be used as a fertilizer. The fertilizer comes in the form of small pebbles 1-2mm in diameter. Wikipedia states that the solubility is around 111g/liter at 20°C. I ...
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Is it possible to remove sugar from a sweetened drink but without boiling it? [duplicate]

Is it possible to remove sugar from a sweetened drink without boiling it? This might not be a good question but I'm wondering if you could separate sugar from a sweetened drink and replace the sugar ...
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What formula allows adjusting balance of (Ethyl Alcohol / Water / Caffeine powder) to know concentration for the Caffeine solution?

I am experimenting with different levels of concentrated caffeine solution. The solution has a small percentage of ethyl alcohol, in the $\ce{H2O}$. Problems encountered too much ethyl alcohol ...
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If volatility depends on intermolecular forces, then why in Raoult's law, two substances have different volatility?

I have a doubt, Ideal solutions are solutions where intermolecular forces between solute-solute and solvent-solvent are nearly equal to solute-solvent. Since intermolecular forces between A-A = B-B, ...
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Dynamic equilibrium in unsaturated solutions

One standard definition of equilibrium in beginner chemistry is that for a reversible reaction, (dynamic) equilibrium has been achieved when the rate of the forward and backward reactions are equal. ...
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Is it possible to prepare a 0.1 N solution of HCl and methanol? [closed]

In my lab guide I read: "Use a $\pu{0.1 N}$ solution of methanol-chloridic acid $(9:1)$ for the anthocyanin extraction", so I tried to calculate the volume of $\ce{CH3OH}$ and $\ce{HCl}$ to prepare it,...
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Can compounds dissolved in different miscible solvents react?

For example, can crystal iodine dissolved in ethanol react with sodium thiosulfate dissolved in water when mixed together?
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Can there be a compound which stops the pesticide from entering into the fruit or vegetable? [closed]

Can there be a compound which stops the pesticide from entering into the fruit or vegetable? For example, a solution which is sprayed before pesticides and somehow blocks pesticides from entering into ...
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Kohlrausch Law and conductivity

Im writing up a lab report at the minute and part of it concerns ions in solution and how they affect conductivity. I've been doing lots of reading and I think ive got the grasp of most of it, but its ...

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