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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Scenario question(biochemistry) for Sci-Fi novel involving exo-planet [closed]

What element-abundancy or atom-abundance compared to earth would be both stable and have an exciting effect on organisms of substantial size on a land-environment with a lack of hydrogen and a ...
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Calculating ion concentrations [closed]

Perhaps I'm overthinking this and trying to make it more complicated that it should be, but I've been going around in circles without getting anywhere and am reaching out for help. I am trying to ...
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If stirring negatively affects crystal purity, why is it so?

My Intellectual Expectations Intuitively, I would expect strong stirring to improve crystal purity during the process of crystalization. My rationale is that strong stirring would increase contact ...
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Does the level of water go down when you add salt to it? [duplicate]

My textbook states: Did you know that if you pour a handful of salt into a glass of water the water level will actually go down rather than overflowing the glass? I tried this experiment and the glass ...
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What is the mechanism of endothermic dissolution?

My real question is in fact "How can dissolution happen if it's endothermic?" However, there have been many questions regarding this exact topic and the answers about Gibbs free energy ...
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General Question about transferring Solution from containers (Workplace Related)

At my workplace we will soon begin diluting a solution to specific concentrations, this is done within a specific container. The solution to be diluted is provided by a manufacturer in the following ...
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Comparative Solubility of Double Salts

Is there a tendency that could be used to generally forecast how a double salt might dissolve in aqueous medium compared to the simple salts of its constituents? Example: There is metal A, metal B and ...
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Effect of mixing acids on solubility

Please help me clarify the title if you come up with a better way to put it (you certainly will). My question is the following: If you make a mix of equal parts of various acids (Bicarbonate, ...
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Partial molar volume of binary mixture

A 2% (weight %) solution of a salt with Mr = 190.6 g mol-1 was prepared at 25 0C. The density of the prepared solution was 1.00926 g cm-3. The density of water at 25 0C is 0.99707 g cm-3, and the ...
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Deposition of saturated solution and affect of evaporated water

20g of water is evaporated from 200g of saturated solution of KNO3(aq) at 60°C by heating and the solution was cooled to 20°C. How many grams of KNO3 were deposited? The solubility of KNO3 in 100g of ...
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Effect of water vaporation on saturated solution

At a high temperature, water is evaporated from the saturated solution by heating. What is the solution losing exactly by the fact that the water left the saturated solution? Does it affect its ...
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How does solutions of two liquids work? [closed]

I'll start by establishing my potentially flawed understanding of solutions: A solution is a completely homogenous mixture. That means that the two (or more) substances are evenly distributed ...
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Colligative properties: why does the size of solute not matter?

Colligative properties are defined as the "properties of solutions that depend on the ratio of the number of solute particles to the number of solvent molecules in a solution, and not on the ...
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I need help finding several immiscible liquids [closed]

I am trying to fill a vial with as many immiscible liquids as possible so that they form many separate layers. I want to do this as a way to visualise how liquids with different refractive indexes ...
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What is it meant by “preparing solutions on a blister”?

I was recently looking into an aspirin hydrolysis preparation lab and noticed the following: (This preparation was taken from http://www.kii3.ntf.uni-lj.si/analchemvoc2/file.php/1/HTML/SPEKTRA/...
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opening valve separating two volatile solutions [closed]

Let there be two containers A and B containing two volatile solutions (ideal) of pure liquids P and Q respectively. The containers are connected by a tube such that only vapours can travel through ...
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Why is water transferred from a beaker of pure water to a beaker of sugar solution when placed in the a closed container?

I know that there is something to do with the vapour pressure of pure water being higher than the vapour pressure of the sugar solution, but I still can’t really explain what happens on a molecular ...
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In what solvents does ionic association occur?

When a ionic compound like $\ce{NaCl}$ dissolves, it doesn't always full dissociate due to ionic pairing. This is measured by the van 't Hoff factor. Now, this is what I'm looking at for my chem ...
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Hydrogen and Hydrogen ion

Is it correct that a hydrogen atom only has 1 electron and 1 proton since the atomic mass is 1? Also, is the hydrogen ion composed of a single proton and no electrons? In an ionization process we know ...
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Why does Vapor Pressure decrease on addition of solute? [duplicate]

Consider a vessel with a volatile liquid in it. Let's say it has a vapor pressure $P^0$ when it is pure. Now a non-volatile solute is added to it. Its vapor pressure decreases as $P^0\chi_{solvent}$. ...
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When is Raoult's Law valid for solid-liquid solution?

Raoult's Law for solid-liquid solution is stated as such in my books that it is applicable for all non-volatile solutes. However different solutes must have different attractive or repulsive forces ...
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Copper anode dissolves in electrolysis of copper sulfate solution [closed]

I did an experiment with copper sulfate where you place two copper rods in an aqueous solution of copper sulfate. You apply an electric current and copper metal builds up on the cathode. I noticed ...
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What does washing and drying a solution mean?

After combining two solutions, a direction in a 1970s British chemistry book says to wash the new solution with a mixture of baking soda, table salt, and water. Then it says to dry it with anhydrous ...
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How does a shock, such as the snap of the disk in a reusable hand warmer, trigger the re-crystalization of a supersaturated solution?

Reusable handwarmers are made of something dissolved nearly to its saturation point in hot water (Sodium Acetate in the case of HotSnapz) at a high temperature, and then cooled to a temperature at ...
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What is the temperature needed for a reflux using a mix of solvents as the reaction medium? [closed]

I had a quick query regarding the setup of a reaction. The procedure that I am working from states that I need to put my reaction mixture under reflux for 3 hours. The solvents used are diethyl ether (...
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Detailed kinetic explanation for vapor pressure reduction by dissolved solute?

The following problem was asked in JEE Mains 2020 (Sept 2, Shift 1), An open beaker of water in equilibrium with water vapor is in a sealed container. When a few grams of glucose are added to the ...
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Who came up with C1V1 = C2V2? [closed]

I was wondering if there is an original scientific publication showing why $C_1V_1 = C_2V_2$ works. Or perhaps, who described/used it first?
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Solubility Product, and it's relation to solubility

In order to remove temporary hardness of water, it is boiled. On boiling, while Ca(HCO3)2 gives CaCo3(ppt.) , Mg(HCO3)2 gives Mg(OH)2(ppt.). According to my book precipitation of Mg(OH)2 occurs due to ...
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Is sulfuric acid necessary for Kevlar synthesis?

In the production of Kevlar, the 2 monomers needed for its creation are reacted in a solution. Due to it being water-insoluble, sulfuric acid is used. My question: Can other chemicals be used as well (...
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Actual color of colloids [closed]

I have read that the color of colloid depends upon the wavelength of light scattered by the dispersed phase and also in the sense in which the receiver receives the light. If all of this depends on ...
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Freezing point of solution of Water, Ethanol and Sugar (aka, Limoncello)

I'm looking for a diagram of the freezing point of a water solution depending on its content in sugar and ethanol. More colloquially, I want to know how to balance alcohol and sugar so that my ...
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Find volume of ammonia gas required to prepare a solution of given pH [closed]

Calculate the volume of gaseous ammonia $(K_\mathrm{b} = \pu{1.8E-5})$ to dissolve (at NTP) in $\pu{100 mL}$ of water in order to obtain a solution with $\mathrm{pH} = 11.0.$ Consider volume variation ...
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Ionisation vs Dissociation

This is a statement given in my book: A strong electrolyte is completely ionised at all dilutions but not completely dissociated. But the book also uses the terms "Ionisation" and "...
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Can aluminium form blue-colored solution in liquid ammonia?

I am a high school student and in one class, my inorganic chemistry teacher told group 1 elements with the exception of lithium and group 2 elements with exception of Be form blue-colored solutions ...
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What is vacuum-assisted ultrasonication?

This quote from a methods section of a paper: [samples were] ultrasonicated for approximately 30 min to ensure adequate dispersion of the components throughout the mixture. The solution was then ...
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How does the solubility of hydrated ions differ from unhydrated ions?

So the hydrated compound I am thinking about specifically is pentahydrate copper sulphate. I know when you put ionic compounds in water, the ions because hydrated by the water molecules. However, what ...
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Extrema in free energy of a solution?

I am a high school student reading about the second law of thermodynamics, and one of the equations given was the free energy change in dilution. $$\Delta G_{\text{dil}} = -RT \log(C_1/C_2)$$ This ...
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Why sugar solution/sugarcane juice becomes sour when kept for certain time?

I stir-dissolve some sugar in a cup of water and then keep it open for certain time (say a few hours), when I taste it I feel that it has became sour. I have observed the same thing many times when I ...
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Molality of solution to be used when finding water separated from solution as ice

Question $\pu{1 kg}$ of a solution of cane sugar is cooled and maintained at $\pu{-4 ^\circ C}$. How much ice will separate out if molality of solution is $0.75$? $K_\mathrm{f} \ \text{(water)} = 1....
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How is the formula of mean activity coefficient derived?

The mean activity coefficient is defiend as follows: $$\gamma_\pm = (\gamma_+\gamma_-)^{1/2}.\tag{1}$$ If Debye-Hückel equation $$-\log\gamma_i = 0.5z_i^2\mu^{1/2}\tag{2}$$ is used, then the mean ...
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Solubility of salts in water

I came across the formula for enthalpy of solution, which is equal to the sum of lattice enthalpy and hydration enthalpy. Therefore, for salts that have endothermic dissolution, the lattice enthalpy ...
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Are colligative properties applicable for volatile liquids and gases in liquid solvent? Why/Why not?

My teacher told me that the expressions for calculation of colligative properties like lowering in freezing point are only applicable if the solute is non volatile liquid or a solid. We cannot apply ...
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Caustic and Toxicological Determination [closed]

I need to determine whether or not a product that I am importing is "toxic" and or "corrosive" as defined below. But I am a chemistry n00b — that is to say I have virtually zero ...
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At what composition is Maximum deviation from Raoult's law observed?

Raoult's law states that in an ideal binary solution of two volatile components, the partial vapour pressure of each component is proportional to its mole fraction in the solution. A plot of total ...
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Limitations of Henry's law

Consider the diagram Henry's law is a gas law that states that the amount of dissolved gas in a liquid is proportional to its partial pressure above the liquid. The proportionality factor is called ...
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Do pipettes always outclass glass syringes?

I was previously working in a lab preparing lots of samples for gas chromatography that exclusively used glass pipettes and was able to get really high precision between replicates. Now I'm working on ...
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Vapour Pressure of solutions and mol fractions

From a solution (ideal) which contains the components A and B ,the vapours over the solution at a temperature T are collected and condensed into liquid and again brought to the same temperature T. ...
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How does sodium rosinate enhances lathering property? [closed]

Why don't we use sodium carbonate or sodium stearate? What does sodium rosinate contain that the other two don't?
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Column Dispersive Mass Balance analytical / numerical solution

Is there any analytical solution for the most common expression of column mass balance: $\dfrac{\partial C}{\partial t} + \left(\dfrac{1+\varepsilon}{\varepsilon}\right)\dfrac{\partial q} {\partial t} ...
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Understanding formulas for PZT

In the slides i'm studying (about the production of PZT), is given the following formula for lead zirconate titanate : $$\ce{PbZr(Ti)O_3}$$ with the explanation: It is a solid solution of two oxides: ...

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