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Molarity question

  1. Mar 13, 2009 #1
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    hey i really cant do this question, can anyone help. A mixture was made from solutions of sodium sulfate and aluminium sulfate.
    311 mL of 0.500 M Na2SO4 solution and 190 mL of 0.300 M Al2(SO4)3 solution were mixed together. Calculate the concentration of SO42- ions in the final solution?

    anyhelp would be appreciated. thanks

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  3. Mar 13, 2009 #2


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    How many moles of Na2SO4 ? How many moles of SO4 does each mole of the salt have?

    How many moles of Al2(SO4)3 ? How many moles of Sulfate does each mole of this salt have?
  4. Mar 13, 2009 #3
    moles of Naso4=0.1555
    moles of Al(So4)3=0.057

    How do i work out the number of moles of So4 ions?
  5. Mar 13, 2009 #4


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    Al2(SO4)3 - how many Al3+ per molecule? How many SO42- per molecule?

    Al2(SO4)3 - how many moles Al3+ per mole of salt?
  6. Mar 13, 2009 #5
    2 Al /molecule 3 SO4molecule.
    im not sure if this is right--mole of al=26.98/(26.98x2)+(3x32.02)+(12x16)=0.0788mol???
  7. Mar 13, 2009 #6


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    No, no need for molar masses.

    Mole is just an ovegrown dozen.

    If there is one exhaust in car, how many exhausts in dozen cars?

    If there is one exhaust in car, how many exhausts in mole of cars?
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