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Homework Help: Density problem to find grams?

  1. Aug 31, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A solution is prepared by adding enough water to 185 grams of CsCl to form 1 liter of solution. What is the mass of the solution? The density of the solution is 1.182 g/mL.


    2. Relevant equations

    D= m/v

    3. The attempt at a solution

    D= 1.182 g/mL ----> 185 g CsCl / 1.182 g/ml = 156.5143824mL * 1L /1000L = 0.157L

    but how do i find the mass? I am confused...? Isn't the mass of the solution just 185 grams?
     
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  3. Aug 31, 2010 #2
    If the density of the solution is 1.182 g/mL, how many grams of solution are in 1 liter of solution?
     
  4. Aug 31, 2010 #3
    So you're saying if (1.182 g/mL)(1000ml/1L) = 1182 grams are in 1 liter of solution?
     
  5. Aug 31, 2010 #4

    Borek

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    Actually that's what you said, Bohrok only asked :wink: But that's the correct answer.
     
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