Michelle G.

asked • 11/18/18

Calculate the boiling point of a 8.25 m aqueous solution of ethanol.

I originally attempted to solve this problem (as shown below), but it is not right. How can I correctly calculate the boiling point?


My attempt:

The normal boiling point for ethanol is 78.4° C and the boiling point elevation is 1.22° C per molal. 

So the boiling point will be elevation by 8.25 * 1.22° C = 10.1° C. So the boiling point will be 78.4+ 10.1 = 88.5° C.

1 Expert Answer

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J.R. S. answered • 11/18/18

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