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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If Beer's Law appears to apply to a high concentration (>0.01M) of a solute, is it valid to use for concentration calculation?

Internet consensus seems to define "high concentration" for Beer's Law as >0.01M. If one has a solution at higher concentrations than that, but the absorbance vs. concentration is still linear, is it ...
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How Would A Vast Mixture (Like an Ocean) of Ammonia-Water Behave in Terms of Evaporation and Freezing? [on hold]

First, I'll go ahead and say I'm not very versed in chemistry. My question comes from my interest in planetary-sciences, specifically the speculation that there are likely exoplanets and moons with ...
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Relative rate of vapor formation in binary solutions

If we mix two liquids,one with a vapor pressure of pure liquid 100 torr and other 900 torr ..can we say that for every one mole of the first liquid which vaporizes correspondingly nine moles of the ...
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Physical significance of vapor pressure of pure liquid [on hold]

What exactly is the significance of vapor pressure of a pure liquid(the one used in Raoult's Law)? Does it take into account the pressure exerted by the liquid on the walls of the container also or is ...
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Are nonpolar non-ionic solids soluble in any solvent? [closed]

I am wondering about dissolving nonpolar non-ionic solids. 1) Do elemental solids (e.g. solid elemental Barium) display any solubility as such (i.e. without reacting with the solvent / being ionised) ...
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How does a surfactant clean a surface? [closed]

How does cleaning something with a surfactant mechanically work? For example, we have a metal surface covered by a closed layer of oil, and try to remove the oil from the surface with water. We want ...
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Does water in air occur as liquid or as gas? [closed]

I've learned that in a gas, the solute has to be a gas a well. Is that always the case? How about water in air, is that liquid in a gas, or a gas in a gas?
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Conductance of the mixture of two solutions with given resistance values [duplicate]

If $R_1$ and $R_2$ are the resistances of two solutions of equal volume what is the conductance of the mixture in the same conductivity cell? In general, I grasped neither the approach, nor the ...
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Which of acid aqueous solution 1) to 4) is non-volatile one?

I am working on my scholarship exam practice assuming high school chemistry knowledge and struggling at how I can rationalize this question. Which of acid aqueous solution 1) to 4) is non-volatile ...
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Solubility: Is the common ion effect proportional to individual solubility values?

I'm trying to grasp how solubility works in real applications. Is it so that in a solution with only one salt, it's solubility will change upon the addition of another salt with a common ion in a ...
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Entropy change in non-ideal solutions

We know that some solutions show positive deviations and some show negative deviation from Raoult's law.The former is endothermic and the latter is exothermic. And again, the volume change show ...
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What is the cause for the difference in pH between NaCl and Ringer Lactate

Reading this article, I came across a passage which got me to think of this question: "Normal saline contains approximately $\pu{154mM}$ of each $\ce{Na+}$ and $\ce{Cl-}$ with average pH of 5.0 and ...
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Does adding solutes to water alter its triple point? [closed]

Does adding solutes to water alter its triple point? If yes, how do we find the new temperature and pressure of this point?
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Over time what happens to soluble liquids with different densities

I have a case with two liquids: Water and another chemical which is miscible in water. The chemical has a density of 800 g/l so it's 20% less dense than water. Initially the chemical was mixed with ...
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Dosing leaves with Zinc Nitrate for pollution experiment - Need specific concentration

I am trying to assess the pollution tolerance of an insect using Zn as a proxy. I have a supply of Zinc Nitrate Hexahydrate that I want to use to contaminate dried leaves (the insect's food). The LD50 ...
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Why does mixing two solutions decrease the concentration of the solutes?

The irreversible liquid reaction $$\ce{A + B -> C + D}$$ follows an elementary rate law and is carried out isothermally in a plug flow reactor (PFR). The volume of the PFR is 500 litres....
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Cheap but efficient disinfectant / biocide for home lab

EDIT I am forced to reword my question about a chemical mixing ratio. I have seen in Wikipedia that peroxide ($\ce{H2O2}$) and Acetic Acid can be mixed to Peracetic acid - this is an equilibrium. I ...
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Relative lowering of vapour pressure

Why is lowering of vapour pressure (Po - Ps) temperature dependent? And why is relative lowering of vapour pressure (1 - Ps/Po) independant of temperature?
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Molarity of pure water [closed]

The molarity of pure water is 55.5 M at which temprature is obtained this value? Further, you will come across that 1000 mL = 1000 g (for water only, but at which temprature?)
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Is osmosis really a special case of diffusion across a semipermeable membrane?

A general idea we have about osmosis is that it is the movement of solvent particles through a semi permeable membrane from a region of high concentration to a region of low concentration. This seems ...
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Osmotic pressure and ideal gas equation

When I was studying osmosis I came across the formula for osmotic pressure as: $$\text{Osmotic pressure} =CRT$$ where $C$=molarity $(n/V)$ $R$=universal gas constant $T$=temperature This ...
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Freezing point of solution

It's stated in my textbook that at the freezing point, the vapour pressure of the solid phase equals the vapour pressure of the liquid phase. In a mixture, since the vapour pressure of the solution is ...
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Relation between size of ion and hydration energy [closed]

Suppose I take 1 tablespoon of an ionic crystal and put it in excess water. We know that shall the hydration energy of the crystal be more than the lattice energy, the crystal will separate in ions ...
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How to find the concentration of barium ions in a mixture of barium sulfate and barium thiosulfate?

I have a hard time with selective precipitation problem. A mixture of $\ce{BaSO4}$ and $\ce{BaS2O3}$ is shaken with pure water until a saturated solution is formed. Both solids remain in excess. ...
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Is vapour pressure a surface phenomenon?

As a fact, I know that vapour pressure doesn't depend on surface area. Does this imply it is not a surface phenomenon also? It shouldn't be as then it would depend on surface area of molecules and ...
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How do you get contents of large flask into a smaller separatory funnel?

Separatory flasks that I use have a ground glass joint, but it is not clear how that joint is to be used. Videos I have seen just show people pouring stuff into the throat of the funnel. Normally the ...
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Why do Cu⁺ ions spontaneously form copper metal and Cu²⁺ ions in solution?

The standard electrode potentials for three reactions involving copper and copper ions are: $$ \begin{align} \ce{Cu^2+(aq) + e- &-> Cu+(aq)} &\quad E &= \pu{+0.15 V} \\ \ce{Cu^2+(...
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Henry's law p = kx vs m = kp

What exactly is the difference between the following equations? $$p = kx \qquad\text{and}\qquad m = kp$$ Is the $k$ in both same, because I have seen same $k$ in textbooks for both equations?
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Difference of Ascorbic acid dissolved or precipitated in Glycerol?

Difference of Ascorbic acid (AA) dissolved or precipitated in Glycerol? Referring to pat US20110008445A1 Solution 1 At 25C, AA was dissolved in glycerol and alcohol (subsequently removed by ...
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Comparing vapour pressure of 1 molar vs 1 molal solution of sodium chloride

Say, we have 1 molar solution of $\ce{NaCl}$ and 1 molal solution of $\ce{NaCl}$. Among these, which will have maximum vapour pressure? I know that vapour pressure will depend on the number of $\ce{...
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Why is the entropy of solidifying solution higher than that of a pure solvent?

According to a source, Solutions have a greater entropy than pure liquids as the particles in a solution are more separated and solvent molecules separate the solute particles. If the number of ...
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Neutralisation Reaction Confusion

What will happen when $\pu{1 mol}$ of $\ce{H2SO4}$ reacts with $\pu{1 mol}$ of $\ce{NaOH}$? Will $\pu{1 mol}$ each of $\ce{NaHSO4}$ and water be formed? Or will $\pu{0.5 mol}$ of $\ce{H2SO4}$ will ...
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Heating 2% solution to get 4% solution

I have a 2% solution of Zinc sulfate in water (in heptahydrate form) that I want to turn into 4% solution instead of having to buy 4% solution separately. Would heating it to 100 degrees Celsius and ...
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Methyl Orange Indicator-Reason for small amount of NaOH [closed]

I used methyl orange as my indicator to titrate a weak acid: At first, I added 3 drops of methyl orange to a solution of the weak acid, $\ce{CH3COOH}$, and the solution turned red. Then, after ...
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while using Henry's law does it matter if the solvent is volatile or not?

I am studying about binary solutions (with liquid solvents) and came across Henry's law. This is how it's stated in my textbook: Henry's law states that at a constant temperature the solubility of ...
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How addition of a soluble salt affects equilibrium involving precipitation with a base sharing the same cation?

I have the following reaction at equilibrium: $$\ce{Ba(NO3)2(aq) + KOH(aq) <=> Ba(OH)2(s) + 2 KNO3(aq)}$$ Will there be a change in the equilibrium if the salt $\ce{KCl}$ is added? Will the ...
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Is calcium chloride an acidic or basic salt?

What I reason: Calcium chloride is the salt of hydrochloric acid and calcium hydroxide. Calcium hydroxide is usually not considered a strong base, and I believe this is because of it's low solubility. ...
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What happens if you mix two insoluble liquids but with the same density? [closed]

Would it make two separate phases? or would it make something like and emulsion?
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Adjustment of calcium, magnesium and alkalinity in drinking water?

It's been a long time since I did any molar chemistry in school and despite doing a lot of reading on the subject this week, I am making a mess of some basic calculations. I hope that someone who ...
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Trichloroacetic acid aqueous solution

I have bought some anhydride of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and would like to prepare an acidic solution. My problem is, that I don't know how much "powder" to mix with how much water to produce an x% ...
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Does the amount of solute affect rate of solvation?

I know that in order to increase the rate of solvation, you need to increase how often solute and solvent particles come into contact. You can do it by: agitating the mixture increasing the surface ...
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Thickening and/or slowing evaporation of IPA-based ink

The conundrum I have a security printing ink that I make by adding an IR-absorbing dye to a 50/50 mix of Isopropyl Alcohol and distilled water. The ink solution is pale green but dries virtually ...
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Scientific Reason for Salt Solution Gaining Volume

A little background to this question: my mom placed a glass with salt and enough water to just cover the salt in a room to "absorb negative energy" out of the room at her office. It obviously "worked"....
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What is the minimum operating temperature of chemical hand warmers?

I have been looking at chemical hand warmers such as Hot Hands, Grabber and HotSnapZ. Unfortunately, I cannot find a minimum operating temperature for these types of devices. Logic tells us that they ...
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Calculate pH at equivalence point [closed]

Calculate the pH at the equivalence point of a titration of 62 mL of 0.1 M $\ce{CH_3NH_2}$ with 0.20 M HCl. The $\ce{K_b}=4.4\cdot10^{-4}$. At the equivalence point, the moles of CH3NH2 equals the ...
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Will hydrogen chloride dissolved in ethanol react with magnesium?

Magnesium will react with aqueous HCl to form magnesium chloride and hydrogen gas. Simple. But I've just read in my textbook that HCl in a solution of ethanol no reaction will take place. There is no ...
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How to prepare a Gaussian input file for a binary solvent?

The UV absorption energy spectrum of a molecule has been recorded experimentally using binary solvent (DMSO:Water=9:1 v/v). I am trying to calculate the absorption energy of the same molecule using ...
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Can a solute be physically filtered out of a solvent?

Suppose that I have a substance dissolved in water. I then pour the solution into a filter. The filter's pores are large enough to allow the passage of water, but not the passage of the substance. In ...
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Gas Molecules in water and Henry's law

I have been doing a little thought experiment and I am not able to reach a satisfactory answer and was wondering if I could get some ideas here. According to Henry's Law, we know that the amount of a ...
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Freezing point lowering for a mixture of many liquids

I have been taught that if I have a solute of molality $m$ mixed with a liquid, the freezing point in lowered by an amount $K_\mathrm{f}\cdot m$ where $K_\mathrm{f}$ is the molal freezing depression ...