(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Ethylene glycol, the primary ingredient in antifreeze, has the chemical formula C_2H_6O_2. The radiator fluid used in most cars is a half-and-half mixture of water and antifreeze.

What is the freezing point of radiator fluid that is 50% antifreeze by mass? K_f for water is 1.86 degrees Celsius/m.

2. Relevant equations

[tex]\Delta[/tex]T_f = K_f * m

m (molality) = # of moles of solute/mass of solution (kg)

3. The attempt at a solution

Okay, so I assumed 100 g of solution. And the molar mass of ethylene glycol is 62.08 g/mol. So you find the moles of ethylene glycol by multiplying 50 g by the molar mass which gives you 0.805 mol. Then you assume 100 g of water (which is 0.1 kg). And you solve for molality (m) and then you just sub it into the first equation? Is this correct?

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# Homework Help: Freezing Point Depression and Ethylene glycol

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