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Homework Help: Determining molar mass by freezing point depression lab!

  1. Feb 11, 2010 #1
    Im doing my chemistry lab and ran into trouble with this problem. im not even where to start or what formulas to use. Any ideas? Thanks.

    Suppose that a student calculated Kf of biphenyl to be 81.2 C kg/mol. Calculate the molar mass of an unknown if a solution containing 1.64g of an unknown in 18.22 g of biphenyl froze at 39.9 C
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  3. Feb 12, 2010 #2


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    What was freezing point depression? What was molality of unknown substance? What is molality definition and how does it depend on the molar mass of the substance?

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