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Which one has a greater concentration, 1 molar NaOH or 1 molal NaOH aqueous solution?

  1. May 19, 2008 #1

    xec

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    Which one has a greater concentration, 1 molar NaOH or 1 molal NaOH aqueous solution?
    for the answer Explain Why!
     
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  3. May 19, 2008 #2

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    The question needs some clarity. Do you need emphasis on moles or on mass of the solute? Once you establish this, next you must make reference based on comparable concentration units.
     
  4. May 20, 2008 #3

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    Calculate molality of 1M NaOH and molarity of 1m NaOH, everything should be clear then.

    Note that you will need solution density for conversion. This has to be taken from density tables.

    Symbolipoint is right in general, but wrong in this particular case :wink: Besides, looks to me like in practice it always works the same.
     
  5. May 20, 2008 #4

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    I forgot to account properly for the fact that the same solute (NaOH) is used in both liquids.

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