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Weight percent concentration calculation with partition coefficients

  1. Jan 29, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    what is the weight percent concentration of SO2 in the exsolved aqueous fluid phase that existed with solution if sulphur has ppm by weight of 90. partition coefficient= 47

    2. Relevant equations

    partition coefficient- 47= concentration of aqueous fluid/ concentration of solution

    3. The attempt at a solution
    weight % of sulphur= 32/32+2(16)= 0.5
    weight % of oxygen= 0.5
    90 ppmw sulphur, since there is 1 mole of sulphur and 2 of oxygen there is 180 ppmw oxygen. for a total of 270 ppmw SO2.
    47= 270ppmw/x
    x= 270/47
    x= 5.74

    im not really sure if this is correct, if it isnt could someone point me in the right direction?
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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