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Help interpreting molal boiling point constant.

by christian0710
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Feb6-14, 12:12 PM
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I'm trying to understand how to explain what the molal boiling point constant is, from interpreting the units (using an example) K_b =3,62K*kg*mol^-1 I would say "One mole of particles are heated up by 3,62kelvin per kg?"
but something feels wrong abou saying it that way. Can someone help me interpret the fraction k*kg/mol ? How do you say say it correctly in words?
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Feb6-14, 01:25 PM
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Interpreting the units is a risky business, how do you interpret m/s2?

Kb is K/molality - change in the boiling point per molal concentration of solute.

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