# 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 a conductivity meter is calibrated with aqueous standards, can it be used to measure the conductivity of an organic-based solvent system?

Trying to figure out if the calibration solutions for a conductivity probe/meter must be of a similar nature to the system which will be measured. I can only find aqueous calibration solutions online, ...
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### Ink / formulation chemistry: What lab requirements

Little open information can be found on the requirements of the manufacture, development and testing of gel and printing inks. It seems that most ink manufacturers have their own specific lab ...
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### How to derive the energy of solvation equation?

The work done as a ion is solvated is given by: $-z^2e^2/8\pi\epsilon r$ but since the top line can be written $Q^2$, for simplicity I will say the equation is $-Q^2/8\pi\epsilon r$. Is this derived ...
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### Cleaning solution alternatives for acetate, nitrate, or polyester base motion picture film

I am in search of alternative film cleaning solutions which are safe for the film, me, and the environment. I have used several different professional film cleaning solutions in my many years of ...
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### Why in positive deviation from Raoult's Law partial vapour pressure of a liquid component is greater than what is predicted by Raoult's Law?

When my teacher was teaching me positive deviation from Raoult's Law, he told me that in this case $P_{solution}>P_A^°χ_{A} + P_B^°χ_{B}$ He told that here the solute-solvent interactions are ...
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### What determines solubility (or miscibility) in organic solvents?

I'm actually quite surprised that this isn't really mentioned anywhere on the internet (or I'm just bad at searching)! Solubility in water is known to be directly related by multiple factors, and for ...
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### Solubility of gases in water in comparison to their liquefiability

My textbook of physical chemistry says ...The following factors affect the solubilities of gases in liquids: (i) Nature of the gas and solvent: Generally, the gases which can be easily liquefied are ...
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### Flux a specific concentration of a tracer constituent of a gas

I need to flux 250 ppm of CO2 at 1000 ml/min. I have a gas system with a tank containing CO2 (CO2 at 5000 ppmvol, Oxygen 21%vol and Nitrogen the rest), connected with a mass flow controller (MFC1, ...
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### Make Acetic Acid from wood

I would like to know if it would be possible to make Acetic Acid from Wood. I know that you can charcoal wood to get the gases, cool it, and get the liquid. This would yield a bunch of chemicals in a ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### Osmotic pressure and Raoult's law co-relation?

Consider two compartments A and B joined. A contains pure water. B contains brine (dilute). Consider the Vant Hoff factor ($i$). Obviously pressure over B is less than over A. We also know that the ...
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### Is it possible to supercool hydrated salts like magnesium nitrate hexahydrate supercool just like for sodium acetate trihydrate?

Recently I stumbled upon the phenomenon of supercooling. I know that you can do this with water as well as with some phase change materials, like sodium acetate trihydrate (from the wintersport ...
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### Find the standard Gibbs' free energy of formation at 298.15 K for O2 gas dissolved in the saturated aqueous solution?

The solubility of $O_2(g)$ in water at $25^o \text{C}$ and $\text{1 bar}$ pressure of $O_2(g)$ above the solution is $0.00126$ $mol$ $O_2(g)/kg$ $water$. Find $\Delta_fG_{298.15}^o(O_2(g),sln)$. I ...
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### What's the van 't Hoff factor of dilute aqueous ferrous sulphate solution?

Is it more than one or less than one? Here is what I think: since it is a dilute and aqueous solution, so $\ce{FeSO4}$ will be hydrated and new formula will be $\ce{FeSO4*7H2O}$. Thus, the ...
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### How do ion–dipole bonds manage to break apart an ionic lattice?

I was reading this answer and its reasoning behind the dissolution of NaCl seems to lie in entropic favorability. However, as it states, many, if not most, dissolution reactions are favored by ...
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### What is the physics/chemistry behind gold dissolution in water/seawater?

Global ocean contains some amount of dissolved gold (around 0.05-0.005 ppb). Is it ions of gold? Is it just suspended atomic gold (like water vapor in gases - just suspended molecules)? Can pure ...
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### Precipitation occurred when adding vanilla extract to oak extract. What caused this?

Sorry if this is a very obscure question, but I don't know where to ask it. 120ml of oak extract, made by soaking oak chips in ethanol, was added to a flask. At this point, the solution was very dark ...
I am studying solutions for my thermodynamics course and I am a little confused about the chemical potential of a solute. I found the following from Atkins: For a solute $\ce B$,obeying Henry's Law ...