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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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When making a calibration curve, do we have to use the wavelength at maximum absorbance?

If you are making a calibration curve for $\ce{CuSO4}$ where you plot absorbance against concentration, does the wavelength have to be exactly at the maximum of the peak? Or can it be somewhere else ...
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Phase abbreviations for non-aqueous solutions

When writing a chemical equation, how do you indicate that a chemical is dissolved in a non-aqueous solvent? For example, it would be inappropriate to write X (aq) when X is dissolved in benzene, ...
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Why are hydrogen-bonded compounds (such as NH3) excellent solvents for most lab reagents? [closed]

Hydrogen bonds are said to be one of the strongest molecular interactions in nature. Then why can most substances that interact through hydrogen bondig such as water and $\ce{NH3}$ able to dissolve a ...
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Binding aqueous solution and oil solution without an emulsion

I am trying to solve this mystery...There is this company called 100% pure who makes lipsticks using fruit extracts as their pigments in their formulations. Fruits pigments are water soluble - so, the ...
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Ionic compound having highest solubility in water

Which ionic compound has highest solubility in water? I can find CsBr having highest solubility with 1230 g/L at 25 °C. Note: compounds like ethanol are soluble to any extent in water, but they are ...
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Why do you use acetic acid instead of water to create your standard riboflavin solutions?

I must create my own lab and I was going to use water, however, a similar experiment online says that acetic acid should be used to create my standard riboflavin (vitamin B2) solutions. Why is that?
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Relation between freezing point depression and vapor pressure

My lab manual defines the freezing point as "The temperature at which the vapor pressure of the substance in its liquid phase is equal to its vapor pressure in the solid phase." It goes on to explain ...
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What explains the stark white colour of my iodometric titration analyte solution?

During my Advanced Higher (secondary school) investigation, I reacted pure copper with concentrated nitric acid to acquire a copper nitrate solution. This was neutralised with excess sodium carbonate ...
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Is awaruite to nickel sulfate possible?

Much time has passed since my basic chemistry and I am trying to determine if an awaruite mine proposed by FPX Nickel Corp ("FPX") might serve as feed-stock to nickel sulfate for battery production. ...
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How to make rheoscopic fluid using glycol stearate flakes

Rheoscopic fluid can be made by adding mica powder to water. I read that mica powder can settle and condense after sitting around for a long time. So I want to use glycol stearate flakes instead. ...
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Doesn't Ostwald's law of dilution contradict Le Chatelier's principle?

By Le Chatelier's principle, increasing the concentration of a weak electrolyte brings out more ions. By Ostwald's dilution law, increasing the concentration of a weak electrolyte brings out less ...
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Suitable safe cleaning solution for aliphatic urethane

I am looking for a suitable cleaning solution for a sprayed on coating that is an acrylic aliphatic urethane. My end goal would ideally be something that can neutralize rust, whiten and brighten the ...
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Dependence of Osmotic Effects on Particle Size

van't Hof's equation for osmotic pressure is derived with the assumption, among others, that the particle size of the solute is comparable to the particles size of the solvent. It holds well so long ...
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Gas solution - State of matter

When a gas is dissolved in water does the state of gas changes ? We write it as aqueous but what is the state that exists ? does it has the properties of gases when it is dilluted ?
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Why does LDA solution gradually turn dark brown?

LDA (lithium diisopropylamide) solution in THF/hexane gradually turns red-brown liquid. Especially commercially available one is extremely dark red-brown. What makes it brown? I've searched online ...
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The density of an aqueous solution

Could the density of an aqueous solution be less than 1g/ml ? For an example, can 0.98g/ml be taken as a density for an aqueous sulphuric acid solution ?
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How can iodized oil be made?

I want to combine solid elemental iodine with olive oil, to form an iodized oil - what is called an iodostearic acid or iodooctadecanoic acid, here the double bond in the oil becomes saturated by ...
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Is there a single word antonym for dissociate? [closed]

Teaching ionic and covalent compounds, and one of the differences is that some ionic compounds will dissociate when dissolved but covalent compounds usually do not (salt water vs. sugar water, just ...
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Simple question about mixing two electrolytes [closed]

Suppose we have two 0.1M solutions in water. What is their conductivity and how will it change when we mix them, and why? A) NaCl and KCl: Okay, so both are strong electrolytes and conduct well but ...
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Fishes and Heater

I had an aquarium for about an year and this week my mum just installed a heater in it. On asking, she told me that fishes would die in cold water. But from Henry's Law, isn't it that more oxygen ...
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How to get a precise answer to a textbook precipitation problem?

This question concerns a textbook problem* on precipitation. Briefly, there are $2\cdot10^{-4}$ of Mn$^{2+}$ and Cu$^{2+}$ ions in a liter of solution with $0.003$ M HClO$_4$. This solution is then ...
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Calculate the final molarity from 2 solutions [closed]

How do I calculate the final molarity when 70.0 mL of 3.0 M sodium chloride solution is added to 30.0 mL of a 1.00 M solution of sodium chloride>
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What is to be called as solvent?

My book says: In a solution consisting camphor and nitrogen gas, camphor (solid) is solute whereas nitrogen gas is solvent. Doesn't this contradict the statements that: (1) Generally the component ...
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Advice on forming a 10% solution of Maltol

I’m having great trouble forming a 10% solution of Maltol. Specifically, I’m trying to dissolve 3 grams of Maltol in 27 grams of solvent. I’ve tried everything from Propylene Glycol, to Deionized ...
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Can the ions of dissolved salts be physically separated with a strong enough external electric field?

Say you had a arbitrary amount of sodium chloride dissolved in water. Could an external electric field (e.g. the electrically charged plates in Millikan's oil drop experiment) physically pull apart ...
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How to determine the proton concentration in the following solution in mol/L? [closed]

A $\pu{0.8L}$ solution contains $\pu{0.60 g }\ce{ NaOH}$ in water. Then the above question follows. It's been a long time that I made some chemistry exercises. Now I'm stuck with a couple of ...
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Chemical Reaction of aluminum foil in CuCl2 solution

In class we did a lab in which we first dissolved copper(II) chloride powder in water to form a blue solution. We then placed a crumbled up piece of aluminum foil in that solution. It turned brown ...
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Molarity of a substance in a solution when more fraction is given

Mole fraction of ethanol in a solution with water is $0.040$. What will be the molarity of ethanol in water? Density of water can be assumed to be $1\ \mathrm{g/mL}$. This is how I tackled the ...
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Entropy as the driving force for osmosis

How is entropy responsible for osmosis and is movement of solvent possible from its higher concentration to lower concentration? By concentration, I will be referring to the concentration of solvent ...
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Properties of azeotropes

Consider two liquids with vapour pressures in pure form being ${P^o}_A$ and ${P^o}_B$. ${P^o}_B >{P^o}_A$ which implies liquid B is more volatile. If the liquids formed an ideal solution, then a ...
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Calculate pH of a mixture of a strong base and acid. Knowing only the pH, wt/v%, and volume of both solution. [closed]

Title explains all. I have been stuck on this for an hour and for some reason cannot understand it. I have tried to do an ICE table but get stuck halfway as I do not know whether I would use the w/v ...
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Why does freezing point decrease when vapour pressure decreases in dilute solutions?

I was studying colligative properties of dilute solutions, and one of the properties was freezing point depression. The confusion I had was that, if vapour pressure decreases, it should be easier to ...
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What is the proper way to prepare a solution aiming to minimize errors?

I am a undergraduate student in chemistry, and my university is very weak in teaching solution preparation. I need to prepare a 10 mg / L methylene blue solution and now the way I do is, using an ...
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dilution of Calcium Hydroxide [closed]

I have a 30% solution of Calcium Hydroxide. I want to make a 1% solution. How would I go about doing this? I tried using C1 x V1 = C2 x V2
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Why any non polar compounds dissolve in nonpolar substance like Benzene what is the reason behind it? [duplicate]

In case of ionic solvent the ionic solute dissolve in it because due to polar nature of water it break the bond between the ions through hydration energy and the ionic solvent dissolve in it. So I ...
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Mathematical explanation of blank titration in Mohr method for argentometry

In my book it is written that in order to minimize systematic error in Mohr method for argentometry it is a common procedure to conduct a blank titration with $ \mathrm{Ag^+} $ against a $\mathrm{CrO_{...
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Buffer Solution with Strong Acid?

I was thinking: Could we could make a strong acid-strong base buffer solution? Take, for instance, a mixture of 1 L $\ce{HCl}$ (0.1 M) and 1 L of aqueous salt, $\ce{Na_2SO_4}$ (also 0.1 M), note that $...
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Why do my equilibrium calculations on this HF/NH4OH buffer system not match those in literature?

I've been trying to reproduce Figure 2 from this research paper (full text available). The Problem However I can't seem to get the same values as in the paper. I did the math both by hand and with ...
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How can I balance this reaction using the algebraic method?

How can I balance this reaction using the algebraic method? $$\ce{K4Fe(CN)6 + KMnO4 + H2SO4 + H2SO4 -> KHSO4 + Fe2(SO4)3 + MnSO4 + HNO3 + CO2 + H2O}$$ My solution: $$\ce{a K4Fe(CN)6 + b KMnO4 + ...
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Can hydrogen peroxide be oxygenated?

As per the heading, would peroxide be able to dissolve oxygen by whatever method, to have free oxygen and hydrogen peroxide mixed (under pressure?) similarly to $\ce{CO2}$ or $\ce{O2}$ in water? I ...
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Solutions : Henry Law [closed]

In below solution why the moles are considered half as their is nothing clearly specified in question. I mean it is not given that that mole fraction we get is for litre water.
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Phantom Material: why formaldehyde doesn't rise my jelly melting point?

Just to be clear, I'm not a chemical but only a electronic engineer which want create a "phantom material" to reproduce the electrical characteristic of epidermis for the analysis of electrodes ...
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Chemistry - Solutions

Please give me a few hints as to how I can approach this problem A mixture of two miscible volatile ideal liquids P and Q (obeying Raoult’s law) is kept in a vessel (molar ratio of P and Q in the ...
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Is there a concise notation for a solution of one substance in another?

I'm aware of phase notation of $\ce{(aq)}$ for aqueous solutions. Is there something similar for solutions of chemical X dissolved in chemical Y?
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Find the concentration of proton after adding a acid to NaOH [closed]

I have this simple problem that I cannot figure out though, only the first part. 100 ml of 1.0 $\frac{mol}{L}$ $NaOH_(aq)$ contains ( a ) g of NaOH. After mixing 100 ml of 1.0 $\frac{mol}{L}$ $...
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Hypothetically, can sufficiently powerful centrifugation separate normally miscible chemicals of differing densities?

Centrifugation is used to separate phases in suspensions by density. I read that this is not possible with colloids and solutions, but the distinction between the three seems to be optical properties ...
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KCl + CuCl2 in solution, is there a reaction?

I'm wondering if the reaction of $\ce{KCl + CuCl2}$ in solution (aq) will produce any products (have a net ionic equation/solid precipitate)? Using the metal activity series, I see that potassium is ...
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Equation to find specific gravity (or density) from a solution of sugar and water

Is there an equation or simple way to calculate the final density of a solution made from x grams of sugar and y liters of water? And would it work in reverse? if we have y liters of water at z ...
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What happens to the gas inside cold drinks as the cold drink is frozen?

According to Henry's law the amount of gas dissolved is directly proportional to the pressure exerted by a gas on the surface of the liquid. And we know if we increase the temperature, the amount of ...
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Titrations in three equibilums

You have three solutions: 0.1 M solution of a weak monovalent acid 0.1 M solution of a strong monovalent acid 0.1 M solution of a weak divalent acid Each solution is titrated with 0.15 M NaOH. What ...