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Homework Help: Is Molarity simply moles per liter

  1. Sep 29, 2008 #1
    Is Molarity simply "moles per liter"

    Is Molarity simply "moles per liter"
     
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  3. Sep 29, 2008 #2
    Re: Is Molarity simply "moles per liter"

    Yes.
     
  4. Sep 29, 2008 #3

    cristo

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    Re: Is Molarity simply "moles per liter"

    Yup.
     
  5. Sep 29, 2008 #4
    Re: Is Molarity simply "moles per liter"

    WIKI states that

    "In chemistry, molar concentration, also called molarity, is a measure of the concentration of a solute in a solution, or of any molecular, ionic, or atomic species in a given volume."

    Can the "given volume" be empty space?
     
  6. Sep 30, 2008 #5

    Borek

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    Re: Is Molarity simply "moles per liter"

    Generally speaking I can't see a reason why you can't use molarity this way, although you will be in troubles - because it is usually not used that way. First you will have to convince everybody around to use such units. But technically they seem to be OK, unless I am missing something.

    Question is, whether you will find practical application, creating units for units sake doesn't make sense.
     
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