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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What is the easiest way to concentrate a solution without causing it to hydrolyze?

I’ve been working with iron acetate solutions in dilute acetic acid (vinegar) and I’ve been running into a problem. Every time I try to boil off the solvent the solution hydrolyzes to form iron oxides....
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Difference between homogeneous and heterogeneous mixture [closed]

When i mix two equal but large number of stones it is possible (though extremely unlikely) that stone a and stone b perfectly segregate themselves into two halves or that they are uniformly ...
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Confusion on when to use mass of entire solution when performing q=mc∆T

I hope you are having a good day. I am studying for the AP Chemistry exam in May 2020. While studying, I encountered a doubt. In Problem 1 (the question on the top), the educator saw that the ...
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Solutions and Precipitates [closed]

If a solution of $\pu{20mL}$ of $\pu{ 0.050M}~\ce{K+ }$is added to $\pu{80mL}$ of $\pu{0.50M}\ce{ClO4-}$ will a precipitate form and what is the value of $Q_\mathrm{sp}$? For $\ce{KClO4}, K_\mathrm{...
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A gram of salt added to pure (distilled) water introduces around $2 \times 10^{22}$ ions? [closed]

I am currently studying Practical Electronics For Inventors, Fourth Edition, by Scherz and Monk. Chapter 2.5.2 Resistivity and Conductivity, claims the following: Adding an ionic compound in the ...
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Microscopic View of Adding Water to A Basic Solution

I confronted a problem, stating that we have a solution of potassium hydroxide. By adding extra water, when the volume of solution reaches 630 mL, the pH decreases by 0.5 units. How much extra water ...
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Under what circumstances would azeotrope exist in non ideal solutions? (when would the dew point curve and the bubble point curve meet?)

[solved. For anyone who's interested in this topic, please view MaxW's comment under his/her answer. A thousand thanks to Poutnik and MaxW.] I looked up several books on thermodynamics, and they all ...
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What makes some chemicals form steep density gradients in solution?

Caesium chloride and sucrose are both suitable for isopycnic centrifugation, and presumably not much else is. I'm unclear as to the mechanism by which they form useful density gradients. Wikipedia ...
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Science of soap bubbles

On the web there are tons of different recipes for a solution to make soap bubbles. Most of them use only three ingredients: water dish soap glycerin But their ratios widely change among the sources....
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Vapour Pressure of A Solution

I study in class 12, and have a doubt in vapour pressure that my school teacher and my friends are not able to clarify. My doubt is the reason why the partial vapour pressure of each individual ...
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How to calculate the volume of HNO3 needed to produce a specific concentration? [closed]

How much $\pu{cm^3}$ of $\ce{HNO3}$, $\omega_{\ce{(HNO3)}} = \pu{63}\%$ with density $\ce{HNO3}$ of $\pu{1.4 g cm-3}$ do we need to create $\pu{500 cm^3}$ of solution whose $c = \pu{0.2 mol dm-3}$? I ...
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What is the solubility of d-Glucose in water as a function of temperature? [closed]

I can't find solubility of d-Glucose in water as a function of temperature. I.e. a function that can tell me that at 35 Celsius the maximum amount of d-Glucose that can be dissolved in 100g water is ...
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Is the total ionic-dipole bond (hydrogen bonds) acting on an ion stronger than the lattice energy holding the ions together?

When magnesium chloride dissolves in water, its $\Delta H^⦵_\mathrm{sol}$ is negative. Since $\Delta H^⦵_\mathrm{sol} = \Delta H^⦵_\mathrm{hyd} - \Delta H^⦵_\mathrm{latt},$ this means $-\Delta H^⦵_\...
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Significance of shapes of Conical flask and Kjeldahl flask

What is the practical significance of the shapes of conical flask and Kjeldahl flask?
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What is the precipitate of aqueous copper (II) and polysulfides?

So if you heat up a piece of sodium engulfed in a large excess of sulfur, what you would get (from what I've read) is sodium polysulfide $\ce{NaS_n}$. But how large can $n$ get? If you left sodium ...
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How does one dilute sulphuric acid (1.28sg@25ºc 460g/L) to 3 M Sulphuric Acid?

Thanks for looking. The extent of my research around the issue so far. SA sg table but wrong temp 60f not 77f/25c http://www.sschemical.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Conversion_Table.pdf From ...
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Heterogeneous ion solution

I am a college student and for my chemistry of solutions class, I had a lab where we had to titrate orange juice to check the calcium content. However, the experimental results are 20% off the ...
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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? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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