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MOST CHEMICAL REACTIONS TAKE PLACE, NOT BETWEEN PURE SOLIDS, 12.1 TYPES OF SOLUTIONS LIQUIDS, OR GASES, BUT AMONG IONS AND MOLECULES DISSOLVED IN
WATER OR OTHER SOLVENTS. IN CHAPTERS 12.2 A MOLECULAR VIEW OF THE SOLUTION
PROCESS 5 AND 11 WE LOOKED AT
12.3 CONCENTRATION UNITS THE PROPERTIES OF GASES, LIQUIDS, AND SOLIDS. IN THIS CHAPTER WE 12.4 THE EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE ON
SOLUBILITY EXAMINE THE PROPERTIES OF SOLUTIONS, CONCENTRATING MAINLY ON
THE ROLE OF INTERMOLECULAR FORCES IN SOLUBILITY AND OTHER PHYS- 12.5 THE EFFECT OF PRESSURE ON THE
SOLUBILITY OF GASES ICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLUTIONS. 12.6 COLLIGATIVE PROPERTIES OF
12.7 COLLIGATIVE PROPERTIES OF
12.8 COLLOIDS 467 Back Forward Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 468 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLUTIONS 12.1 TYPES OF SOLUTIONS In Section 4.1 we noted that a solution is a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances. Since this definition places no restriction on the nature of the substances involved, we can distinguish six types of solutions, depending on the original states (solid,
liquid, or gas) of the solution components. Table 12.1 gives examples of each type.
Our focus in this chapter will be on solutions involving at least one liquid component — that is, gas-liquid, liquid-liquid, and solid-liquid solutions. And, perhaps not
too surprisingly, the liquid solvent in most of the solutions we will study is water.
Chemists also characterize solutions by their capacity to dissolve a solute. A saturated solution contains the maximum amount of a solute that will dissolve in a given
solvent at a specific temperature. An unsaturated solution contains less solute than it
has the capacity to dissolve. A third type, a supersaturated solution, contains more
solute than is present in a saturated solution. Supersaturated solutions are not very stable. In time, some of the solute will come out of a supersaturated solution as crystals.
Crystallization is the process in which dissolved solute comes out of solution and forms
crystals (Figure 12.1). Note that both precipitation and crystallization describe the separation of excess solid substance from a supersaturated solution. However, solids formed
by the two processes differ in appearance. We normally think of precipitates as being
made up of small particles, whereas crystals may be large and well formed.
TABLE 12.1 Types of Solutions COMPONENT 1 COMPONENT 2 STATE OF
Solid EXAMPLES Air
Soda water (CO2 in water)
H2 gas in palladium
Ethanol in water
NaCl in water
Brass (Cu/Zn), solder (Sn/Pb) FIGURE 12.1 In a supersaturated sodium acetate solution (left), sodium acetate crystals rapidly
form when a small seed crystal is added. Back Forward Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 12.2 12.2 In Section 6.6 we discussed the
solution process from a
macroscopic point of view. 469 A MOLECULAR VIEW OF THE SOLUTION PROCESS The intermolecular attractions that hold molecules together in liquids and solids also
play a central role in the formation of solutions. When one substance (the solute) dissolves in another (the solvent), particles of the solute disperse throughout the solvent.
The solute particles occupy positions that are normally taken by solvent molecules.
The ease with which a solute particle replaces a solvent molecule depends on the relative strengths of three types of interactions:
• This equation is an application of
Hess’s law. A MOLECULAR VIEW OF THE SOLUTION PROCESS solvent-solvent interaction
solvent-solute interaction For simplicity, we can imagine the solution process taking place in three distinct steps
(Figure 12.2). Step 1 is the separation of solvent molecules, and step 2 entails the separation of solute molecules. These steps require energy input to break attractive intermolecular forces; therefore, they are endothermic. In step 3 the solvent and solute molecules mix. This process can be exothermic or endothermic. The heat of solution Hsoln
is given by
Hsoln H1 H2 H3 If the solute-solvent attraction is stronger than the solvent-solvent attraction and solutesolute attraction, the solution process is favorable, or exothermic ( Hsoln 0). If the
solute-solvent interaction is weaker than the solvent-solvent and solute-solute interactions, then the solution process is endothermic ( Hsoln 0).
You may wonder why a solute dissolves in a solvent at all if the attraction for its
own molecules is stronger than the solute-solvent attraction. The solution process, like
all physical and chemical processes, is governed by two factors. One is energy, which
determines whether a solution process is exothermic or endothermic. The second factor is an inherent tendency toward disorder in all natural events. In much the same way
that a deck of new playing cards becomes mixed up after it has been shuffled a few
times, when solute and solvent molecules mix to form a solution, there is an increase
in randomness, or disorder. In the pure state, the solvent and solute possess a fair de- FIGURE 12.2 A molecular
view of the solution process portrayed as taking place in three
steps: First the solvent and solute
molecules are separated (steps 1
and 2). Then the solvent and
solute molecules mix (step 3). Step 1 Step 2 ∆ H1 ∆ H2 Solvent Solute
Step 3 ∆ H3 Solution Back Forward Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 470 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLUTIONS gree of order, characterized by the more or less regular arrangement of atoms, molecules, or ions in three-dimensional space. Much of this order is destroyed when the
solute dissolves in the solvent (see Figure 12.2). Therefore, the solution process is accompanied by an increase in disorder. It is the increase in disorder of the system that
favors the solubility of any substance, even if the solution process is endothermic.
Solubility is a measure of how much solute will dissolve in a solvent at a specific
temperature. The saying “like dissolves like” is helpful in predicting the solubility of
a substance in a given solvent. What this expression means is that two substances with
intermolecular forces of similar type and magnitude are likely to be soluble in each
other. For example, both carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) and benzene (C6H6) are nonpolar liquids. The only intermolecular forces present in these substances are dispersion
forces (see Section 11.2). When these two liquids are mixed, they readily dissolve in
each other, because the attraction between CCl4 and C6H6 molecules is comparable in
magnitude to the forces between CCl4 molecules and between C6H6 molecules. Two
liquids are said to be miscible if they are completely soluble in each other in all proportions. Alcohols such as methanol, ethanol, and 1,2-ethylene glycol are miscible with
water because they can form hydrogen bonds with water molecules:
HH methanol ethanol 1,2-ethylene glycol The rules given in Table 4.2 (p. 113) allow us to predict the solubility of a particular ionic compound in water. When sodium chloride dissolves in water, the ions are
stabilized in solution by hydration, which involves ion-dipole interaction. In general, we
predict that ionic compounds should be much more soluble in polar solvents, such as
water, liquid ammonia, and liquid hydrogen fluoride, than in nonpolar solvents, such as
benzene and carbon tetrachloride. Since the molecules of nonpolar solvents lack a dipole moment, they cannot effectively solvate the Na and Cl ions. (Solvation is the
process in which an ion or a molecule is surrounded by solvent molecules arranged in
a specific manner. The process is called hydration when the solvent is water.) The predominant intermolecular interaction between ions and nonpolar compounds is ion –
induced dipole interaction, which is much weaker than ion-dipole interaction.
Consequently, ionic compounds usually have extremely low solubility in nonpolar solvents.
The following example illustrates how to predict solubility based on a knowledge
of the intermolecular forces in the solute and the solvent. EXAMPLE 12.1 Predict the relative solubilities in the following cases: (a) Br2 in benzene (C6H6)
0 D) and in water (
1.87 D), (b) KCl in carbon tetrachloride (
and in liquid ammonia (
1.46 D), (c) urea (NH2)2CO in carbon disulfide (
0) and in water.
(a) Br2 is a nonpolar molecule and therefore should be more soluble in
C6H6, which is also nonpolar, than in water. The only intermolecular forces between
Br2 and C6H6 are dispersion forces. Answer
Urea Back Forward Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 12.3 Similar problem: 12.11. CONCENTRATION UNITS 471 (b) KCl is an ionic compound. For it to dissolve, the individual K and Cl ions
must be stabilized by ion-dipole interaction. Since carbon tetrachloride has no dipole moment, potassium chloride should be more soluble in liquid ammonia, a polar molecule with a large dipole moment.
(c) From the structure of urea we expect it to be a polar molecule. Since carbon
disulfide is nonpolar, the forces between molecules of urea and carbon disulfide are
dipole – induced dipole and dispersion. On the other hand, urea can form hydrogen
bonds with water, so it should be more soluble in that solvent.
PRACTICE EXERCISE Is iodine (I2) more soluble in water or in carbon disulfide (CS2)? 12.3 CONCENTRATION UNITS Quantitative study of a solution requires knowing its concentration, that is, the amount
of solute present in a given amount of solution. Chemists use several different concentration units, each of which has advantages as well as limitations. Let us examine
the four most common units of concentration: percent by mass, mole fraction, molarity, and molality.
TYPES OF CONCENTRATION UNITS
Percent by Mass The percent by mass (also called percent by weight or weight percent) is the ratio of
the mass of a solute to the mass of the solution, multiplied by 100 percent:
percent by mass of solute mass of solute
mass of solute mass of solvent
mass of solute
mass of soln 100% 100% The percent by mass has no units because it is a ratio of two similar quantities.
EXAMPLE 12.2 A sample of 0.892 g of potassium chloride (KCl) is dissolved in 54.6 g of water.
What is the percent by mass of KCl in this solution?
Answer percent by mass of KCl mass of solute
mass of soln
0.892 g 54.6 g 100%
100% 1.61% Similar problem: 12.15.
PRACTICE EXERCISE A sample of 6.44 g of naphthalene (C10H8) is dissolved in 80.1 g of benzene (C6H6).
Calculate the percent by mass of naphthalene in this solution. Back Forward Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 472 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLUTIONS Mole Fraction (X) The mole fraction was introduced in Section 5.6. The mole fraction of a component of
a solution, say, component A, is written XA and is defined as
mole fraction of component A XA moles of A
sum of moles of all components The mole fraction has no units, since it too is a ratio of two similar quantities.
For calculations involving
molarity, see Example 4.6. In Section 4.5 molarity was defined as the number of moles of solute in 1 liter of solution; that is,
molarity moles of solute
liters of soln Thus, the units of molarity are mol/L.
Molality (m) Molality is the number of moles of solute dissolved in 1 kg (1000 g) of solvent — that
molality moles of solute
mass of solvent (kg) (12.1) For example, to prepare a 1 molal, or 1 m, sodium sulfate (Na2SO4) aqueous solution,
we need to dissolve 1 mole (142.0 g) of the substance in 1000 g (1 kg) of water.
Depending on the nature of the solute-solvent interaction, the final volume of the solution will be either greater or less than 1000 mL. It is also possible, though very unlikely, that the final volume could be equal to 1000 mL.
The following example shows how to calculate the molality of a solution.
EXAMPLE 12.3 Calculate the molality of a sulfuric acid solution containing 24.4 g of sulfuric acid
in 198 g of water. The molar mass of sulfuric acid is 98.08 g.
From the known molar mass of sulfuric acid, we can calculate the molality in two steps. First we need to find the number of grams of sulfuric acid dissolved in 1000 g (1 kg) of water. Next we must convert the number of grams into
the number of moles. Combining these two steps we write Answer molality moles of solute
mass of solvent (kg)
24.4 g H2SO4
198 g H2O 1000 g H2O
1 kg H2O 1 mol H2SO4
98.08 g H2SO4 1.26 mol H2SO4/kg H2O
1.26 m Similar problem: 12.17. Back Forward Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 12.3 CONCENTRATION UNITS 473 PRACTICE EXERCISE What is the molality of a solution containing 7.78 g of urea [(NH2)2CO] in 203 g
of water? COMPARISON OF CONCENTRATION UNITS The choice of a concentration unit is based on the purpose of the measurement. For
instance, the mole fraction is not used to express the concentrations of solutions for
titrations and gravimetric analyses, but it is appropriate for calculating partial pressures
of gases (see Section 5.6) and for dealing with vapor pressures of solutions (to be discussed later in this chapter).
The advantage of molarity is that it is generally easier to measure the volume of
a solution, using precisely calibrated volumetric flasks, than to weigh the solvent, as
we saw in Section 4.5. For this reason, molarity is often preferred over molality. On
the other hand, molality is independent of temperature, since the concentration is expressed in number of moles of solute and mass of solvent. The volume of a solution
typically increases with increasing temperature, so that a solution that is 1.0 M at 25°C
may become 0.97 M at 45°C because of the increase in volume. This concentration dependence on temperature can significantly affect the accuracy of an experiment.
Therefore it is sometimes preferable to use molality instead of molarity.
Percent by mass is similar to molality in that it is independent of temperature.
Furthermore, since it is defined in terms of ratio of mass of solute to mass of solution,
we do not need to know the molar mass of the solute in order to calculate the percent
Sometimes it is desirable to convert one concentration unit of a solution to another; for example, the same solution may be employed for different experiments that
require different concentration units for calculations. Suppose we want to express the
concentration of a 0.396 m glucose (C6H12O6) solution in molarity. We know there is
0.396 mole of glucose in 1000 g of the solvent and we need to determine the volume
of this solution. First, we calculate the mass of the solution from the molar mass of
0.396 mol C6H12O6 180.2 g
1 mol C6H12O6 1000 g H2O soln 1071 g The next step is to measure the density of the solution, which is found to be 1.16 g/mL.
We can now express the volume of the solution in milliliters as 1071 g/(1.16 g/mL).
Finally, the molarity of the solution is given by
molarity moles of solute
liters of soln
0.396 mol 1.16 g/mL
1071 g 1000 mL soln
1 L soln 0.429 M As you can see, the density of the solution serves as a conversion factor between molality and molarity.
Following are two examples of concentration unit conversions. Back Forward Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 474 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLUTIONS EXAMPLE 12.4 The density of a 2.45 M aqueous solution of methanol (CH3OH) is 0.976 g/mL.
What is the molality of the solution? The molar mass of methanol is 32.04 g.
Our first step is to calculate the mass of the solvent in one liter of the solution. The total mass of 1 L of a 2.45 M solution of methanol is Answer 1 L soln 1000 mL soln
1 L soln 0.976 g soln
1 mL soln 976 g soln Since this solution contains 2.45 moles of methanol, the amount of water in the solution is
976 g soln 32.04 g CH3OH
1 mol CH3OH 2.45 mol CH3OH 898 g H2O Now the molality of the solution can be calculated:
molality 2.45 mol CH3OH
898 g H2O 1000 g H2O
1 kg H2O 2.73 mol CH3OH
1 kg H2O
Similar problems: 12.18, 12.19. 2.73 m
PRACTICE EXERCISE Calculate the molality of a 5.86 M ethanol (C2H5OH) solution whose density is
0.927 g/mL. EXAMPLE 12.5 Calculate the molality of a 35.4 percent (by mass) aqueous solution of phosphoric
acid (H3PO4). The molar mass of phosphoric acid is 98.00 g.
In solving this type of problem it is convenient to assume that we start
with 100.0 g of the solution. If the mass of phosphoric acid is 35.4 percent, or
35.4 g, the percent and mass of water must be 100.0% 35.4% 64.6% and 64.6 g.
From the known molar mass of phosphoric acid, we can calculate the molality in two
steps. First we need to find the number of grams of phosphoric acid dissolved in
1000 g (1 kg) of water. Next, we must convert the number of grams into the number
of moles. Combining these two steps we write Answer molality 35.4 g H3PO4
64.6 g H2O 1000 g H2O
1 kg H2O 1 mol H3PO4
98.00 g H3PO4 5.59 mol H3PO4/kg H2O
5.59 m Similar problem: 12.24.
PRACTICE EXERCISE Calculate the molality of a 44.6 percent (by mass) aqueous solution of sodium chloride. Back Forward Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 12.4 12.4 THE EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE ON SOLUBILITY 475 THE EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE ON SOLUBILITY Recall that solubility is defined as the maximum amount of a solute that will dissolve
in a given quantity of solvent at a specific temperature. Temperature affects the solubility of most substances. In this section we will consider the effects of temperature
on the solubility of solids and gases.
SOLID SOLUBILITY AND TEMPERATURE Figure 12.3 shows the temperature dependence of the solubility of some ionic compounds in water. In most but certainly not all cases, the solubility of a solid substance
increases with temperature. However, there is no clear correlation between the sign of
Hsoln and the variation of solubility with temperature. For example, the solution
process of CaCl2 is exothermic, and that of NH4NO3 is endothermic. But the solubility of both compounds increases with increasing temperature. In general, the effect of
temperature on solubility is best determined experimentally.
Fractional Crystallization The dependence of the solubility of a solid on temperature varies considerably, as Figure
12.3 shows. The solubility of NaNO3, for example, increases sharply with temperature,
while that of NaBr changes very little. This wide variation provides a means of obtaining pure substances from mixtures. Fractional crystallization is the separation of a mixture of substances into pure components on the basis of their differing solubilities.
Suppose we have a sample of 90 g of KNO3 that is contaminated with 10 g of
NaCl. To purify the KNO3 sample, we dissolve the mixture in 100 mL of water at 60°C
and then gradually cool the solution to 0°C. At this temperature the solubilities of KNO3
FIGURE 12.3 Temperature
dependence of the solubility of
some ionic compounds in water. 250 KNO3 Solubility (g solute/100 g H2O) 200
KBr 100 KCl
Na 2SO4 50 Ce2(SO4)3
0 Back Forward Main Menu TOC 20 40
Temperature (°C) Study Guide TOC 100 Textbook Website MHHE Website 476 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLUTIONS 150 KNO3 112 g/100 g H2O Solubility (g solute/100 g H2O) FIGURE 12.4 The solubilities
of KNO3 and NaCl at 0°C and
60°C. The difference in temperature dependence enables us to
isolate one of these compounds
from a solution containing both
of them by fractional crystallization. 100 38 g/100 g H2O 50 NaCl 34.2 g/100 g H2O
12.1 g/100 g H2O
0 20 40
Temperature (°C) 80 100 Solubility (mol/ L) and NaCl are 12.1 g/100 g H2O and 34.2 g/100 g H2O, respectively. Thus (90 – 12) g,
or 78 g, of KNO3 will crystallize out of the solution, but all of the NaCl will remain
dissolved (Figure 12.4). In this manner, we can obtain about 90 percent of the original amount of KNO3 in pure form. The KNO3 crystals can be separated from the solution by filtration.
Many of the solid inorganic and organic compounds that are used in the laboratory were purified by fractional crystallization. Generally the method works best if the
compound to be purified has a steep solubility curve, that is, if it is considerably more
soluble at high temperatures than at low temperatures. Otherwise, much of it will remain dissolved as the solution is cooled. Fractional crystallization also works well if
the amount of impurity in the solution is relatively small.
GAS SOLUBILITY AND TEMPERATURE 0.002 0.001 0 20 40 60 80 100
Temperature (°C) FIGURE 12.5 Temperature dependence of O2 gas solubility in
water. Note that the solubility decreases as temperature increases.
The pressure of the gas over the
solution is 1 atm. Back Forward The solubility of gases in water usually decreases with increasing temperature (Figure
12.5). When water is heated in a beaker, you can see bubbles of air forming on the
side of the glass before the water boils. As the temperature rises, the dissolved air molecules begin to “boil out” of the solution long before the water itself boils.
The reduced solubility of molecular oxygen in hot water has a direct bearing on
thermal pollution — that is, the heating of the environment (usually waterways) to temperatures that are harmful to its living inhabitants. It is estimated that every year in the
United States some 100,000 billion gallons of water are used for industrial cooling,
mostly in electric power and nuclear power production. This process heats the water,
which is then returned to the rivers and lakes from which it was taken. Ecologists have
become increasingly concerned about the effect of thermal pollution on aquatic life.
Fish, like all other cold-blooded animals, have much more difficulty coping with rapid Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 12.5 THE EFFECT OF PRESSURE ON THE SOLUBILITY OF GASES 477 temperature fluctuation in the environment than humans do. An increase in water temperature accelerates their rate of metabolism, which generally doubles with each 10°C
rise. The speedup of metabolism increases the fish’s need for oxygen at the same time
that the supply of oxygen decreases because of its lower solubility in heated water.
Effective ways to cool power plants while doing only minimal damage to the biological environment are being sought.
On the lighter side, a knowledge of the variation of gas solubility with temperature can improve one’s performance in a popular recreational sport — fishing. On a hot
summer day, an experienced fisherman usually picks a deep spot in the river or lake
to cast the bait. Because the oxygen content is greater in the deeper, cooler region,
most fish will be found there. 12.5 THE EFFECT OF PRESSURE ON THE SOLUBILITY OF GASES For all practical purposes, external pressure has no influence on the solubilities of liquids and solids, but it does greatly affect the solubility of gases. The quantitative relationship between gas solubility and pressure is given by Henry’s† law, which states
that the solubility of a gas in a liquid is proportional to the pressure of the gas over
c Each gas has a different k value at
a given temperature. P c kP (12.2) Here c is the molar concentration (mol/L) of the dissolved gas; P is the pressure (in
atm) of the gas over the solution; and, for a given gas, k is a constant that depends
only on temperature. The constant k has the units mol/L atm. You can see that when
the pressure of the gas is 1 atm, c is numerically equal to k. If several gases are present, P is the partial pressure.
Henry’s law can be understood qualitatively in terms of the kinetic molecular theory. The amount of gas that will dissolve in a solvent depends on how frequently the
gas molecules collide with the liquid surface and become trapped by the condensed
phase. Suppose we have a gas in dynamic equilibrium with a solution [Figure 12.6(a)].
At every instant, the number of gas molecules entering the solution is equal to the num†
William Henry (1775–1836). English chemist. His major contribution to science was his discovery of Henry’s law describing the solubility of gases. FIGURE 12.6 A molecular interpretation of Henry’s law.
When the partial pressure of the
gas over the solution increases
from (a) to (b), the concentration
of the dissolved gas also increases according to Equation
(12.2). (a) Back Forward Main Menu TOC (b) Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 478 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLUTIONS ber of dissolved molecules moving into the gas phase. If the partial pressure of the gas
is greater [Figure 12.6(b)], more molecules dissolve in the liquid because more molecules are striking the surface of the liquid. This process continues until the concentration of the solution is again such that the number of molecules leaving the solution per
second equals the number entering the solution. Because of the higher concentration
of molecules in both the gas and solution phases, this number is greater in (b) than in
(a), where the partial pressure is lower.
A practical demonstration of Henry’s law is the effervescence of a soft drink when
the cap of the bottle is removed. Before the beverage bottle is sealed, it is pressurized
with a mixture of air and CO2 saturated with water vapor. Because of the high partial
pressure of CO2 in the pressurizing gas mixture, the amount dissolved in the soft drink
is many times the amount that would dissolve under normal atmospheric conditions.
When the cap is removed, the pressurized gases escape, eventually the pressure in the
bottle falls to atmospheric pressure, and the amount of CO2 remaining in the beverage
is determined only by the normal atmospheric partial pressure of CO2, 0.0003 atm. The
excess dissolved CO2 comes out of solution, causing the effervescence.
Example 12.6 applies Henry’s law to nitrogen gas.
EXAMPLE 12.6 The effervescence of a soft drink.
The bottle was shaken before
being opened to dramatize the
escape of CO2. The solubility of pure nitrogen gas at 25°C and 1 atm is 6.8 10 4 mol/L. What
is the concentration of nitrogen dissolved in water under atmospheric conditions?
The partial pressure of nitrogen gas in the atmosphere is 0.78 atm.
Answer The first step is to calculate the quantity k in Equation (12.2):
6.8 10 4 mol/L
k (1 atm)
6.8 10 4 mol/L atm Therefore, the solubility of nitrogen gas in water is
c (6.8 10 4 5.3
Similar problem: 12.37. 10 4 10 4 mol/L atm) (0.78 atm) mol/L
M The decrease in solubility is the result of lowering the pressure from 1 atm to 0.78 atm.
PRACTICE EXERCISE Calculate the molar concentration of oxygen in water at 25°C for a partial pressure
of 0.22 atm. The Henry’s law constant for oxygen is 3.5 10 4 mol/L atm.
Most gases obey Henry’s law, but there are some important exceptions. For example, if the dissolved gas reacts with water, higher solubilities can result. The solubility of ammonia is much higher than expected because of the reaction
NH3 H2O 34 NH4 OH This reaction can be used to create a colorful display, as shown in Figure 12.7. Carbon
dioxide also reacts with water, as follows:
CO2 H2O 34 H2CO3 Another interesting example is the dissolution of molecular oxygen in blood. Normally,
oxygen gas is only sparingly soluble in water (see Practice Exercise in Example 12.6). Back Forward Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 12.6 COLLIGATIVE PROPERTIES OF NONELECTROLYTE SOLUTIONS 479 FIGURE 12.7 The ammonia
fountain display. (Left) The inverted round-bottomed flask is
filled with ammonia gas. (Right)
When a small amount of water is
introduced into the flask by
squeezing the polyethylene bottle,
most of the ammonia gas dissolves in the water, creating a
partial vacuum. The pressure from
the atmosphere forces the liquids
from the two Erlenmeyer flasks
into the round-bottomed flask. The
mixing of the two liquids initiates
a chemical reaction, accompanied by the emission of blue light. However, its solubility in blood is dramatically greater because of the high content of
hemoglobin (Hb) molecules. Each hemoglobin molecule can bind up to four oxygen
molecules, which are eventually delivered to the tissues for use in metabolism:
Hb 4O2 34 Hb(O2)4 It is this process that accounts for the high solubility of molecular oxygen in blood.
The Chemistry in Action essay on p. 480 explains a natural disaster with Henry’s
law. 12.6 COLLIGATIVE PROPERTIES OF NONELECTROLYTE SOLUTIONS Colligative properties (or collective properties) are properties that depend only on the
number of solute particles in solution and not on the nature of the solute particles.
These properties are bound together by a common origin — they all depend on the number of solute particles present, regardless of whether they are atoms, ions, or molecules. The colligative properties are vapor-pressure lowering, boiling-point elevation,
freezing-point depression, and osmotic pressure. For our discussion of colligative properties of nonelectrolyte solutions it is important to keep in mind that we are talking
about relatively dilute solutions, that is, solutions whose concentrations are 0.2 M.
VAPOR-PRESSURE LOWERING If a solute is nonvolatile (that is, it does not have a measurable vapor pressure), the
vapor pressure of its solution is always less than that of the pure solvent. Thus the re- Back Forward Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 480 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLUTIONS Chemistry in Action Chemistry in Action Chemistry in Action Chemistry in Action Chem Chemistry in Action Chemistry in Action Chemistry in Action Chemistry in Action Chemistry in Action Chemistry The Killer Lake
Disaster struck swiftly and without warning. On August
21, 1986, Lake Nyos in Cameroon, a small nation
on the west coast of Africa, suddenly belched a dense
cloud of carbon dioxide. Speeding down a river valley, the cloud asphyxiated over 1700 people and
How did this tragedy happen? Lake Nyos is stratified into layers that do not mix. A boundary separates the freshwater at the surface from the deeper,
denser solution containing dissolved minerals and
gases, including CO2. The CO2 gas comes from
springs of carbonated groundwater that percolate upward into the bottom of the volcanically formed lake.
Given the high water pressure at the bottom of the
lake, the concentration of CO2 gradually accumulated
to a dangerously high level, in accordance with
Henry’s law. What triggered the release of CO2 is not
known for certain. It is believed that an earthquake,
landslide, or even strong winds may have upset the
delicate balance within the lake, creating waves that
overturned the water layers. When the deep water
rose, dissolved CO2 came out of solution, just as a
soft drink fizzes when the bottle is uncapped. Being
heavier than air, the CO2 traveled close to the ground
and literally smothered an entire village 15 miles
away. To review the concept of equilibrium vapor pressure as it applies
to pure liquids, see Section 11.8. Lake Nyos. Now, more than ten years after the incident, scientists are concerned that the CO2 concentration at
the bottom of Lake Nyos is again reaching saturation
level. To prevent a recurrence of the earlier tragedy,
an attempt has been made to pump up the deep water, thus releasing the dissolved CO2. In addition to
being costly, this approach is controversial because it
might disturb the waters near the bottom of the lake,
leading to an uncontrollable release of CO2 to the surface. In the meantime, a natural time bomb is ticking
away. lationship between solution vapor pressure and solvent vapor pressure depends on the
concentration of the solute in the solution. This relationship is expressed by Raoult’s†
law, which states that the partial pressure of a solvent over a solution, P1, is given by
the vapor pressure of the pure solvent, P°, times the mole fraction of the solvent in the
1 (12.3) In a solution containing only one solute, X1 1 X2, where X2 is the mole fraction
of the solute. Equation (12.2) can therefore be rewritten as
1 so that X2)P°
1 P1 or (1
1 P1 P X2P°
1 (12.4) †
François Marie Raoult (1830–1901). French chemist. Raoult’s work was mainly in solution properties and electrochemistry. Back Forward Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 12.6 COLLIGATIVE PROPERTIES OF NONELECTROLYTE SOLUTIONS 481 We see that the decrease in vapor pressure, P, is directly proportional to the solute
concentration (measured in mole fraction).
The following example illustrates the use of Raoult’s law [Equation (12.4)].
EXAMPLE 12.7 At 25°C, the vapor pressure of pure water is 23.76 mmHg and that of an aqueous
urea solution is 22.98 mmHg. Estimate the molality of the solution.
Answer From Equation (12.4) we write
P (23.76 22.98) mmHg
X2 By definition X2(23.76 mmHg)
0.033 n2 X2 n1 n2 where n1 and n2 are the numbers of moles of solvent and solute, respectively. Since
the mole fraction of urea in this solution is only 0.033, the solution is dilute, and
we can assume that n1 is much larger than n2. Therefore we can write
n2 (n1 n2) n1X2 The number of moles of water in 1 kg of water is
1000 g H2O 1 mol H2O
18.02 g H2O 55.49 mol H2O and the number of moles of urea present in 1 kg of water is
n2 n1X2 (55.49 mol)(0.033)
1.8 mol Similar problems: 12.51, 12.52. Thus, the concentration of the urea solution is 1.8 m.
PRACTICE EXERCISE The vapor pressure of a glucose (C6H12O6) solution is 17.01 mmHg at 20°C, while
that of pure water is 17.25 mmHg at the same temperature. Calculate the molality
of the solution.
Why is the vapor pressure of a solution less than that of the pure solvent? As was
mentioned in Section 12.2, one driving force in physical and chemical processes is an
increase in disorder — the greater the disorder, the more favorable the process.
Vaporization increases the disorder of a system because molecules in a vapor are not
as closely packed and therefore have less order than those in a liquid. Because a solution is more disordered than a pure solvent, the difference in disorder between a solution and a vapor is less than that between a pure solvent and a vapor. Thus solvent
molecules have less of a tendency to leave a solution than to leave the pure solvent to
become vapor, and the vapor pressure of a solution is less than that of the solvent.
If both components of a solution are volatile (that is, have measurable vapor pressure), the vapor pressure of the solution is the sum of the individual partial pressures.
Raoult’s law holds equally well in this case: Back Forward Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 482 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLUTIONS Pressure (mmHg) 800 PA 600 400 Pbenzene XAP°
A PB PT = Pbenzene + Ptoluene XBP°
B where PA and PB are the partial pressures over the solution for components A and B;
Po and Po are the vapor pressures of the pure substances; and XA and XB are their
mole fractions. The total pressure is given by Dalton’s law of partial pressure [Equation
PT 200 Ptoluene FIGURE 12.8 The dependence
of the partial pressures of benzene and toluene on their mole
fractions in a benzene-toluene solution (Xtoluene 1 Xbenzene) at
80°C. This solution is said to be
ideal because the vapor pressures obey Raoult’s law. PB or
PT 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0
Xbenzene PA XAP°
B For example, benzene and toluene are volatile components that have similar structures
and therefore similar intermolecular forces:
CH3 benzene toluene In a solution of benzene and toluene, the vapor pressure of each component obeys
Raoult’s law. Figure 12.8 shows the dependence of the total vapor pressure (PT) in a
benzene-toluene solution on the composition of the solution. Note that we need only
express the composition of the solution in terms of the mole fraction of one component.
For every value of Xbenzene, the mole fraction of toluene, Xtoluene, is given by
(1 Xbenzene). The benzene-toluene solution is one of the few examples of an ideal
solution, which is any solution that obeys Raoult’s law. One characteristic of an ideal
solution is that the heat of solution, Hsoln, is zero.
Most solutions do not behave ideally in this respect. Designating two volatile substances as A and B, we can consider the following two cases:
Case 1: If the intermolecular forces between A and B molecules are weaker than
those between A molecules and between B molecules, then there is a greater tendency
for these molecules to leave the solution than in the case of an ideal solution.
Consequently, the vapor pressure of the solution is greater than the sum of the vapor
pressures as predicted by Raoult’s law for the same concentration. This behavior gives
rise to the positive deviation [Figure 12.9(a)]. In this case, the heat of solution is positive (that is, mixing is an endothermic process).
Case 2: If A molecules attract B molecules more strongly than they do their own
kind, the vapor pressure of the solution is less than the sum of the vapor pressures as
predicted by Raoult’s law. Here we have a negative deviation [Figure 12.9(b)]. In this
case, the heat of solution is negative (that is, mixing is an exothermic process).
Fractional Distillation Solution vapor pressure has a direct bearing on fractional distillation, a procedure for
separating liquid components of a solution based on their different boiling points.
Fractional distillation is somewhat analogous to fractional crystallization. Suppose we
want to separate a binary system (a system with two components), say, benzene-toluene.
Both benzene and toluene are relatively volatile, yet their boiling points are apprecia- Back Forward Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 12.6 PT Pressure PT
Pressure FIGURE 12.9 Nonideal solutions. (a) Positive deviation occurs
when PT is greater than that predicted by Raoult’s law (the solid
black line). (b) Negative deviation. Here, PT is less than that
predicted by Raoult’s law (the
solid black line). 483 COLLIGATIVE PROPERTIES OF NONELECTROLYTE SOLUTIONS PA PA PB PB 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 XA
(a) 0.8 1.0 XA
(b) bly different (80.1°C and 110.6°C, respectively). When we boil a solution containing
these two substances, the vapor formed is somewhat richer in the more volatile component, benzene. If the vapor is condensed in a separate container and that liquid is
boiled again, a still higher concentration of benzene will be obtained in the vapor phase.
By repeating this process many times, it is possible to separate benzene completely
In practice, chemists use an apparatus like that shown in Figure 12.10 to separate
volatile liquids. The round-bottomed flask containing the benzene-toluene solution is
FIGURE 12.10 An apparatus
for small-scale fractional distillation. The fractionating column is
packed with tiny glass beads.
The longer the fractionating column, the more complete the separation of the volatile liquids. Thermometer Condenser
Water Fractionating column Receiving flask Distilling flask
Heater Back Forward Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 484 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLUTIONS fitted with a long column packed with small glass beads. When the solution boils, the
vapor condenses on the beads in the lower portion of the column, and the liquid falls
back into the distilling flask. As time goes on, the beads gradually heat up, allowing
the vapor to move upward slowly. In essence, the packing material causes the benzenetoluene mixture to be subjected continuously to numerous vaporization-condensation
steps. At each step the composition of the vapor in the column will be richer in the
more volatile, or lower boiling-point, component (in this case, benzene). The vapor
that rises to the top of the column is essentially pure benzene, which is then condensed
and collected in a receiving flask.
Fractional distillation is as important in industry as it is in the laboratory. The petroleum industry employs fractional distillation on a large scale to separate the components of crude oil. More will be said of this process in Chapter 24. BOILING-POINT ELEVATION The boiling point of a solution is the temperature at which its vapor pressure equals
the external atmospheric pressure (see Section 11.8). Because the presence of a nonvolatile solute lowers the vapor pressure of a solution, it must also affect the boiling
point of the solution. Figure 12.11 shows the phase diagram of water and the changes
that occur in an aqueous solution. Because at any temperature the vapor pressure of
the solution is lower than that of the pure solvent regardless of temperature, the liquid-vapor curve for the solution lies below that for the pure solvent. Consequently, the
dashed solution curve intersects the horizontal line that marks P 1 atm at a higher
temperature than the normal boiling point of the pure solvent. This graphical analysis
shows that the boiling point of the solution is higher than that of water. The boilingpoint elevation ( Tb) is defined as the boiling point of the solution (Tb) minus the boiling point of the pure solvent (T °):
Tb Tb To
b Since Tb To, Tb is a positive quantity.
The value of Tb is proportional to the vapor-pressure lowering, and so it is also
proportional to the concentration (molality) of the solution. That is, 1 atm
Liquid Pressure FIGURE 12.11 Phase diagram
illustrating the boiling-point elevation and freezing-point depression of aqueous solutions. The
dashed curves pertain to the solution, and the solid curves to the
pure solvent. As you can see, the
boiling point of the solution is
higher than that of water, and
the freezing point of the solution
is lower than that of water. Solid
∆Tf ∆Tb Temperature
solution Back Forward Main Menu Freezing
water TOC Boiling
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Constants of Several Common Liquids
Cyclohexane NORMAL FREEZING
POINT (°C)* Kf
(°C/m) NORMAL BOILING
POINT (°C)* 110
2.79 *Measured at 1 atm. Tb m Tb Kbm (12.5) where m is the molality of the solution and Kb is the molal boiling-point elevation constant. The units of Kb are °C/m. It is important to understand the choice of concentration unit here. We are dealing with a system (the solution) whose temperature is not
constant, so we cannot express the concentration units in molarity because molarity
changes with temperature.
Table 12.2 lists values of Kb for several common solvents. Using the boiling-point
elevation constant for water and Equation (12.5), you can see that if the molality m of
an aqueous solution is 1.00, the boiling point will be 100.52°C.
FREEZING-POINT DEPRESSION De-icing of airplanes is based on
freezing-point depression. A nonscientist may remain forever unaware of the boiling-point elevation phenomenon, but a careful observer living in a cold climate is familiar with freezing-point depression. Ice on frozen roads and sidewalks melts when sprinkled with salts such as
NaCl or CaCl2. This method of thawing succeeds because it depresses the freezing
point of water.
Figure 12.11 shows that lowering the vapor pressure of the solution shifts the
solid-liquid curve to the left. Consequently, this line intersects the horizontal line at a
temperature lower than the freezing point of water. The freezing point depression ( Tf)
is defined as the freezing point of the pure solvent (To) minus the freezing point of the
solution (Tf ):
f Tf Tf Since To Tf, Tf is a positive quantity. Again, Tf is proportional to the concentraf
tion of the solution:
When an aqueous solution
freezes, the solid first formed is
almost always ice. Back Forward Main Menu m
Kf m (12.6) where m is the concentration of the solute in molality units, and Kf is the molal freezing-point depression constant (see Table 12.2). Like Kb, Kf has the units °C/m.
Note that in order for boiling-point elevation to occur, the solute must be nonvolatile, but no such restriction applies to freezing-point depression. For example,
methanol (CH3OH), a fairly volatile liquid that boils at only 65°C, has sometimes been
used as an antifreeze in automobile radiators.
A practical application of the freezing-point depression is described in the following example. TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 486 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLUTIONS EXAMPLE 12.8 Ethylene glycol (EG), CH2(OH)CH2(OH), is a common automobile antifreeze. It is
water soluble and fairly nonvolatile (b.p. 197°C). Calculate the freezing point of a
solution containing 651 g of this substance in 2505 g of water. Would you keep this
substance in your car radiator during the summer? The molar mass of ethylene glycol is 62.01 g.
First we calculate the molality of the solution. From the mass of EG and
converting the mass of the solvent to 2.505 kg, we have Answer 651 g EG 1 mol EG
62.01 g EG 1
2.505 kg H2O 4.19 mol EG/kg H2O
4.19 m From Equation (12.6) and Table 12.2 we write
In cold climate regions, antifreeze
must be used in car radiators in
winter. Tf (1.86°C/m) (4.19 m)
7.79°C Since pure water freezes at 0°C, the solution will freeze at
culate boiling-point elevation in the same way as follows:
Tb 7.79°C. We can cal- (0.52°C/m) (4.19 m)
2.2°C Similar problems: 12.58, 12.61. Because the solution will boil at (100 2.2)°C, or 102.2°C, it would be preferable
to leave the antifreeze in your car radiator in summer to prevent the solution from
PRACTICE EXERCISE Calculate the boiling point and freezing point of a solution containing 478 g of ethylene glycol in 3202 g of water. OSMOTIC PRESSURE Many chemical and biological processes depend on osmosis, the selective passage of
solvent molecules through a porous membrane from a dilute solution to a more concentrated one. Figure 12.12 illustrates this phenomenon. The left compartment of the
apparatus contains pure solvent; the right compartment contains a solution. The two
compartments are separated by a semipermeable membrane, which allows the passage
of solvent molecules but blocks the passage of solute molecules. At the start, the water levels in the two tubes are equal [see Figure 12.12(a)]. After some time, the level
in the right tube begins to rise and continues to go up until equilibrium is reached, that
is, until no further change can be observed. The osmotic pressure ( ) of a solution is
the pressure required to stop osmosis. As shown in Figure 12.12(b), this pressure can
be measured directly from the difference in the final fluid levels.
What causes water to move spontaneously from left to right in this case? The situation depicted in Figure 12.13 helps us understand the driving force behind osmosis.
Because the vapor pressure of pure water is higher than the vapor pressure of the solution, there is a net transfer of water from the left beaker to the right one. Given enough
time, the transfer will continue until no more water remains in the left beaker. A sim- Back Forward Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 12.6 FIGURE 12.12 Osmotic pressure. (a) The levels of the pure
solvent (left) and of the solution
(right) are equal at the start.
(b) During osmosis, the level on
the solution side rises as a result
of the net flow of solvent from left
to right. The osmotic pressure is
equal to the hydrostatic pressure
exerted by the column of fluid in
the right tube at equilibrium.
Basically the same effect occurs
when the pure solvent is replaced
by a more dilute solution than
that on the right. COLLIGATIVE PROPERTIES OF NONELECTROLYTE SOLUTIONS Osmotic
FIGURE 12.13 (a) Unequal
vapor pressures inside the container lead to a net transfer of
water from the left beaker (which
contains pure water) to the right
one (which contains a solution).
(b) At equilibrium, all the water
in the left beaker has been transferred to the right beaker. This
driving force for solvent transfer
is analogous to the osmotic phenomenon shown in Figure 12.12. Semipermeable
membrane 487 (b) Net transfer of solvent (a) (b) ilar driving force causes water to move from the pure solvent into the solution during
The osmotic pressure of a solution is given by
MRT (12.7) where M is the molarity of solution, R the gas constant (0.0821 L atm/K mol), and
T the absolute temperature. The osmotic pressure, , is expressed in atm. Since osmotic pressure measurements are carried out at constant temperature, we express the
concentration in terms of the more convenient units of molarity rather than molality.
Like boiling-point elevation and freezing-point depression, osmotic pressure is directly proportional to the concentration of solution. This is what we would expect, because all colligative properties depend only on the number of solute particles in solution. If two solutions are of equal concentration and, hence, have the same osmotic
pressure, they are said to be isotonic. If two solutions are of unequal osmotic pressures,
the more concentrated solution is said to be hypertonic and the more dilute solution is
described as hypotonic (Figure 12.14).
Although osmosis is a common and well-studied phenomenon, relatively little is
known about how the semipermeable membrane stops some molecules yet allows others to pass. In some cases, it is simply a matter of size. A semipermeable membrane
may have pores small enough to let only the solvent molecules through. In other cases,
a different mechanism may be responsible for the membrane’s selectivity — for example, the solvent’s greater “solubility” in the membrane. Back Forward Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 488 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLUTIONS FIGURE 12.14 A cell in (a) an
isotonic solution, (b) a hypotonic
solution, and (c) a hypertonic
solution. The cell remains unchanged in (a), swells in (b), and
shrinks in (c). Water molecules
Solute molecules (a) (b) (c) The osmotic pressure phenomenon manifests itself in many interesting applications. To study the contents of red blood cells, which are protected from the external
environment by a semipermeable membrane, biochemists use a technique called hemolysis. The red blood cells are placed in a hypotonic solution. Because the hypotonic
solution is less concentrated than the interior of the cell, water moves into the cells, as
shown in Figure 12.14(b). The cells swell and eventually burst, releasing hemoglobin
and other molecules.
Home preserving of jam and jelly provides another example of the use of osmotic
pressure. A large quantity of sugar is actually essential to the preservation process because the sugar helps to kill bacteria that may cause botulism. As Figure 12.14(c) shows,
when a bacterial cell is in a hypertonic (high-concentration) sugar solution, the intracellular water tends to move out of the bacterial cell to the more concentrated solution
by osmosis. This process, known as crenation, causes the cell to shrink and, eventually, to cease functioning. The natural acidity of fruits also inhibits bacteria growth.
Osmotic pressure also is the major mechanism for transporting water upward in
plants. Because leaves constantly lose water to the air, in a process called transpiration, the solute concentrations in leaf fluids increase. Water is pulled up through the
trunk, branches, and stems of trees by osmotic pressure. Up to 10 to 15 atm pressure
is necessary to transport water to the leaves at the tops of California’s redwoods, which
reach about 120 m in height. (The capillary action discussed in Section 11.3 is responsible for the rise of water only up to a few centimeters.)
The following example shows that an osmotic pressure measurement can be used
to find the concentration of a solution.
EXAMPLE 12.9 The average osmotic pressure of seawater, measured in the kind of apparatus shown
in Figure 12.12, is about 30.0 atm at 25°C. Calculate the molar concentration of an
aqueous solution of urea [(NH2)2CO] that is isotonic with seawater. California redwoods. A solution of urea that is isotonic with seawater must have the same osmotic pressure, 30.0 atm. Using Equation (12.7), Answer MRT
M RT 30.0 atm
(0.0821 L atm/K mol)(298 K) 1.23 mol/L
1.23 M Similar problem: 12.65. Back Forward Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 12.6 COLLIGATIVE PROPERTIES OF NONELECTROLYTE SOLUTIONS 489 PRACTICE EXERCISE What is the osmotic pressure (in atm) of a 0.884 M sucrose solution at 16°C? USING COLLIGATIVE PROPERTIES TO DETERMINE MOLAR MASS The colligative properties of nonelectrolyte solutions provide a means of determining
the molar mass of a solute. Theoretically, any of the four colligative properties is suitable for this purpose. In practice, however, only freezing-point depression and osmotic
pressure are used because they show the most pronounced changes. The procedure is
as follows. From the experimentally determined freezing-point depression or osmotic
pressure, we can calculate the molality or molarity of the solution. Knowing the mass
of the solute, we can readily determine its molar mass, as the following two examples
EXAMPLE 12.10 A 7.85-g sample of a compound with the empirical formula C5H4 is dissolved in
301 g of benzene. The freezing point of the solution is 1.05°C below that of pure
benzene. What are the molar mass and molecular formula of this compound?
Our first step is to calculate the molality of the solution. From Equation
(12.6) and Table 12.2 we can write Answer molality Tf
5.12°C/m 0.205 m Since there is 0.205 mole of the solute in 1 kg of solvent, the number of moles of
solute in 301 g, or 0.301 kg, of solvent is
1 kg solvent 0.301 kg solvent 0.0617 mol Finally, we calculate the molar mass of the solute as follows:
Similar problem: 12.59. 127 g/mol Since the formula mass of C5H4 is 64 g and the molar mass is 127 g, the molecular formula is C10H8 (naphthalane).
PRACTICE EXERCISE A solution of 0.85 g of an organic compound in 100.0 g of benzene has a freezing
point of 5.16°C. What are the molality of the solution and the molar mass of the
EXAMPLE 12.11 A solution is prepared by dissolving 35.0 g of hemoglobin (Hb) in enough water to
make up 1 L in volume. If the osmotic pressure of the solution is found to be
10.0 mmHg at 25°C, calculate the molar mass of hemoglobin.
Answer Back Forward Main Menu TOC First we calculate the concentration of the solution: Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 490 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLUTIONS MRT
(0.0821 L atm/K mol)(298 K)
10.0 mmHg 5.38 10 4 M The volume of the solution is 1 L, so it must contain 5.38
use this quantity to calculate the molar mass: 4 mol of Hb. We mass of Hb
molar mass of Hb moles of Hb mass of Hb
moles of Hb molar mass of Hb 5.38 35.0 g
10 4 mol 6.51 Similar problems: 12.66, 12.68. 10 104 g/mol PRACTICE EXERCISE A 202-mL benzene solution containing 2.47 g of an organic polymer has an osmotic
pressure of 8.63 mmHg at 21°C. Calculate the molar mass of the polymer.
The density of mercury is
13.6 g/mL. Therefore 10 mmHg
corresponding to a column of water 13.6 cm in height. A pressure of 10.0 mmHg, as in Example 12.11, can be measured easily and accurately. For this reason, osmotic pressure measurements are very useful for determining the molar masses of large molecules, such as proteins. To see how much more
practical the osmotic pressure technique is than freezing-point depression would be,
let us estimate the change in freezing point of the same hemoglobin solution. If a solution is quite dilute, we can assume that molarity is roughly equal to molality. (Molarity
would be equal to molality if the density of the solution were 1 g/mL.) Hence, from
Equation (12.6) we write
1.00 10 3 10 4 m) °C The freezing-point depression of one-thousandth of a degree is too small a temperature change to measure accurately. For this reason, the freezing-point depression technique is more suitable for determining the molar mass of smaller and more soluble
molecules, those having molar masses of 500 g or less, since the freezing-point depressions of their solutions are much greater. 12.7 COLLIGATIVE PROPERTIES OF ELECTROLYTE SOLUTIONS The colligative properties of electrolytes require a slightly different approach than the
one used for the colligative properties of nonelectrolytes. The reason is that electrolytes
dissociate into ions in solution, and so one unit of an electrolyte compound separates
into two or more particles when it dissolves. (Remember, it is the number of solute
particles that determines the colligative properties of a solution.) For example, each
unit of NaCl dissociates into two ions — Na and Cl . Thus the colligative properties
of a 0.1 m solution of NaCl should be twice as great as those of a 0.1 m solution con- Back Forward Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 12.7 FIGURE 12.15 (a) Free ions
and (b) ion pairs in solution.
Such an ion pair bears no net
charge and therefore cannot conduct electricity in solution. COLLIGATIVE PROPERTIES OF ELECTROLYTE SOLUTIONS 491 +
– – – +
+ + – – +
– – – + + (a) + (b) taining a nonelectrolyte, such as sucrose. Similarly, we would expect a 0.1 m CaCl2
solution to depress the freezing point by three times as much as a 0.1 m sucrose solution because each CaCl2 produces three ions. To account for this effect we must modify the equations for colligative properties as follows:
Tb iKb m Tf iKf m
iMRT The variable i is the van’t Hoff † factor, which is defined as
Every unit of NaCl or KNO3 that
dissociates yields two ions
(i 2); every unit of Na2SO4 or
MgCl2 that dissociates produces
three ions (i 3). actual number of particles in soln after dissociation
number of formula units initially dissolved in soln (12.8) Thus i should be 1 for all nonelectrolytes. For strong electrolytes such as NaCl and
KNO3, i should be 2, and for strong electrolytes such as Na2SO4 and CaCl2, i should
In reality, the colligative properties of electrolyte solutions are usually smaller
than anticipated because at higher concentrations, electrostatic forces come into play
and bring about the formation of ion pairs. An ion pair is made up of one or more
cations and one or more anions held together by electrostatic forces. The presence of
an ion pair reduces the number of particles in solution, causing a reduction in the colligative properties (Figure 12.15). Electrolytes containing multicharged ions such as
Mg2 , Al3 , SO2 , and PO3 have a greater tendency to form ion pairs than elec4
trolytes such as NaCl and KNO3, which are made up of singly charged ions.
Table 12.3 shows the experimentally measured values of i and those calculated
assuming complete dissociation. As you can see, the agreement is close but not per† Jacobus Hendricus van’t Hoff (1852–1911). Dutch chemist. One of the most prominent chemists of his time, van’t Hoff
did significant work in thermodynamics, molecular structure and optical activity, and solution chemistry. In 1901 he received the first Nobel Prize in Chemistry. TABLE 12.3 The van’t Hoff Factor of 0.0500 M
Electrolyte Solutions at 25°C
FeCl3 i (MEASURED) i (CALCULATED) 1.0
4.0 *Sucrose is a nonelectrolyte. It is listed here for comparison only. Back Forward Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 492 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLUTIONS fect, indicating that the extent of ion-pair formation in these solutions at that concentration is appreciable.
As the following example shows, the van’t Hoff factor can be determined from
colligative properties measurements.
EXAMPLE 12.12 The osmotic pressure of 0.010 M potassium iodide solution (KI) at 25°C is 0.465
atm. Calculate the van’t Hoff factor for KI at this concentration.
Answer Using the modified equation for osmotic pressure, we write
(0.010 M)(0.0821 L atm/K mol)(298 K)
1.90 Similar problem: 12.81.
PRACTICE EXERCISE The freezing-point depression of a 0.100 m MgSO4 solution is 0.225°C. Calculate
the van’t Hoff factor of MgSO4 at this concentration.
The Chemistry in Action essay on p. 493 describes three physical techniques for
obtaining the pure solvent (water) from a solution (seawater). 12.8 COLLOIDS The solutions discussed so far are true homogeneous mixtures. Now consider what happens if we add fine sand to a beaker of water and stir. The sand particles are suspended
at first but then gradually settle to the bottom. This is an example of a heterogeneous
mixture. Between these two extremes is an intermediate state called a colloidal suspension, or simply, a colloid. A colloid is a dispersion of particles of one substance
(the dispersed phase) throughout a dispersing medium made of another substance.
Colloidal particles are much larger than the normal solute molecules; they range from
1 103 pm to 1 106 pm. Also, a colloidal suspension lacks the homogeneity of an
ordinary solution. In other words, the dispersed phase and the dispersing medium can
be gases, liquids, solids, or a combination of different phases, as shown in Table 12.4.
TABLE 12.4 Types of Colloids DISPERSING
MEDIUM Forward NAME EXAMPLE Gas
Solid Back DISPERSED
Solid sol Fog, mist
Milk of magnesia
Certain alloys (steel),
gemstones (glass with
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Over the centuries, scientists have sought ways of reGlass
moving salts from seawater, a process called desali- window
nation, to augment the supply of fresh water. The
ocean is an enormous and extremely complex aque21
ous solution. There are about 1.5 10 L of seaWater vapor
water in the ocean, of which 3.5 percent (by mass)
is dissolved material. The accompanying table lists the
concentrations of seven substances that together comprise more than 99 percent of the dissolved conTo receiver
stituents of ocean water. In an age when astronauts
have landed on the moon and spectacular advances
in science and medicine have been made, desalination may seem a simple enough objective. However,
A solar still for desalinating seawater.
the technology is very costly. It is an interesting paradox that in our technological society, accomplishing
gineering problems persist, and “solar stills” do not
something simple like desalination at a socially acyet operate on a large scale.
ceptable cost is often as difficult as achieving something complex, such as sending an astronaut to the
Desalination by freezing has also been under development for a number of years, but it has not yet beComposition of Seawater
come commercially feasible. This method is based on
g/kg OF SEAWATER
the fact that when an aqueous solution (in this case,
seawater) freezes, the solid that separates from soluChloride (Cl )
tion is almost pure water. Thus, ice crystals from frozen
Sodium (Na )
seawater at desalination plants could be rinsed off
Sulfate (SO2 )
and thawed to provide usable water. The main adMagnesium (Mg2 )
vantage of freezing is its low energy consumption, as
Calcium (Ca2 )
compared with distillation. The heat of vaporization
Potassium (K )
of water is 40.79 kJ/mol, whereas that of fusion is
Bicarbonate (HCO3 )
only 6.01 kJ/mol. Some scientists have even suggested that a partial solution to the water shortage in
The oldest method of desalination, distillation, ac- California would be to tow icebergs from the Arctic
counts for more than 90 percent of the approximately down to the West Coast. The major disadvantages of
500 million gallons per day capacity of the desali- freezing are associated with the slow growth of ice
nation systems currently in operation worldwide. The crystals and with washing the salt deposits off the crysprocess involves vaporizing seawater and then con- tals.
densing the pure water vapor. Most distillation systems
use heat energy to do this. Attempts to reduce the cost • REVERSE OSMOSIS
of distillation include the use of solar radiation as the Both distillation and freezing involve phase changes
energy source. This approach is attractive because that require considerable energy. On the other hand,
sunshine is normally more intense in arid lands, where desalination by reverse osmosis does not involve a
the need for water is also greatest. However, despite phase change and is economically more desirable.
intensive research and development efforts, several en- Reverse osmosis uses high pressure to force water from Forward Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 494 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLUTIONS Chemistry in Action Chemistry in Action Chemistry in Action Chemistry in Action Chemistry in Pressure Semipermeable
water Seawater Reverse osmosis. By applying enough pressure on the
solution side, fresh water can be made to flow from
right to left. The semipermeable membrane allows the
passage of water molecules but not of dissolved ions. a more concentrated solution to a less concentrated
one through a semipermeable membrane. The osmotic
pressure of seawater is about 30 atm—this is the pressure that must be applied to the saline solution in order to stop the flow of water from left to right. If the
pressure on the salt solution were increased beyond
30 atm, the osmotic flow would be reversed, and fresh
water would actually pass from the solution through
the membrane into the left compartment. Desalination
by reverse osmosis is considerably cheaper than distillation and it avoids the technical difficulties associated with freezing. The main obstacle to this method
is the development of a membrane that is permeable
to water but not to other dissolved substances and that
can be used on a large scale for prolonged periods A small reverse-osmosis apparatus allows a person to
obtain drinkable fresh water from seawater. under high-pressure conditions. Once this problem has
been solved, and present signs are encouraging, reverse osmosis could become a major desalination technique. A number of colloids are familiar to us. An aerosol consists of liquid droplets or
solid particles dispersed in a gas. Examples are fog and smoke. Mayonnaise, which is
made by breaking oil into small droplets in water, is an example of emulsion, which
consists of liquid droplets dispersed in another liquid. Milk of magnesia is an example of sol, a suspension of solid particles in a liquid.
One way to distinguish a solution from a colloid is by the Tyndall† effect. When
a beam of light passes through a colloid, it is scattered by the dispersed medium (Figure
12.16). No such scattering is observed with ordinary solutions because the solute molecules are too small to interact with visible light. Another demonstration of the Tyndall
effect is the scattering of sunlight by dust or smoke in the air (Figure 12.17).
† Back Forward John Tyndall (1820–1893). British physicist. Tyndall did important work in magnetism, and explained glacier motion. Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 12.8 495 COLLOIDS HYDROPHILIC AND HYDROPHOBIC COLLOIDS ot
e- FIGURE 12.16 Three beams
of white light passing through a
colloid of sulfur particles in water
change to orange, pink, and
bluish-green. The colors produced
depend on the size of the particles and also on the position of
the viewer. The smaller the dispersed particles, the shorter (and
bluer) the wavelengths. Among the most important colloids are those in which the dispersing phase is water.
Such colloids are divided into two categories called hydrophilic, or water-loving, and
hydrophobic, or water-fearing. Hydrophilic colloids are solutions containing extremely
large molecules such as proteins. In the aqueous phase, a protein like hemoglobin folds
in such a way that the hydrophilic parts of the molecule, the parts that can interact favorably with water molecules by ion-dipole forces or hydrogen-bond formation, are on
the outside surface (Figure 12.18).
A hydrophobic colloid normally would not be stable in water, and the particles
would clump together, like droplets of oil in water merging to form a film of oil at water’s surface. They can be stabilized, however, by adsorption of ions on their surface
(Figure 12.19). (Adsorption refers to adherence onto a surface. It differs from absorption in that the latter means passage to the interior of the medium.) These adsorbed
ions can interact with water, thus stabilizing the colloid. At the same time, the electrostatic repulsion between the particles prevents them from clumping together. Soil
particles in rivers and streams are hydrophobic particles stabilized this way. When the
fresh water enters the sea, the charges on the particles are neutralized by the high-salt
medium, and the particles clump together to form the silt that is seen at the mouth of
Another way hydrophobic colloids can be stabilized is by the presence of other
hydrophilic groups on their surfaces. Consider sodium stearate, a soap molecule that
has a polar head and a long hydrocarbon tail that is nonpolar (Figure 12.20). The cleansing action of soap is the result of the dual nature of the hydrophobic tail and the hydrophilic end group. The hydrocarbon tail is readily soluble in oily substances, which
–O FIGURE 12.18 Hydrophilic groups on the
surface of a large molecule such as protein
stabilize the molecule in water. Note that all
these groups can form hydrogen bonds with
3 FIGURE 12.17 Sunlight scattered by dust particles in the air. Protein NH2 HO
FIGURE 12.19 Diagram showing the stabilization of hydrophobic colloids. Negative ions are
adsorbed onto the surface, and
the repulsion between like
charges prevents the clumping of
the particles. O + + +
+ – – –
particle + – Repulsion – Colloidal
– + + Back Forward Main Menu TOC + – – –
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stearate molecule. (b) The simplified representation of the molecule that shows a hydrophilic
head and a hydrophobic tail. O
CH3 CH2 CH2 CH2 CH2 CH2 CH2 CH2 CH2 CH2 CH2 CH2 CH2 CH2 CH2 C
O – Na+ CH2 Sodium stearate (C17H35COO – Na+) (a)
Hydrophilic head Hydrophobic tail (b) FIGURE 12.21 The cleansing
action of soap. (a) Grease (oily
substance) is not soluble in water.
(b) When soap is added to water, the nonpolar tails of soap
molecules dissolve in grease.
(c) Finally, the grease is removed
in the form of an emulsion. Note
that each oily droplet now has
an ionic exterior that is hydrophilic. SUMMARY OF
KEY EQUATIONS Grease
(a) molality (m) •c
• Back Forward (c) are also nonpolar, while the ionic O COO group remains outside the oily surface.
When enough soap molecules have surrounded an oil droplet, as shown in Figure 12.21,
the entire system becomes stabilized in water because the exterior portion is now largely
hydrophilic. This is how greasy substances are removed by the action of soap. • SUMMARY OF FACTS
AND CONCEPTS (b) kP moles of solute
mass of solvent (kg) (12.1) Calculating the molality of a solution. (12.2) Henry’s law for calculating solubility
(12.3) Raoult’s law relating the vapor
pressure of a liquid to its vapor
pressure in a solution.
(12.4) Vapor pressure lowering in terms of the
concentration of solution.
(12.5) Boiling-point elevation.
Tf Kf m
(12.6) Freezing-point depression.
(12.7) Osmotic pressure of a solution.
actual number of particles in soln after dissociation
number of formula units initially dissolved in soln
Calculating the van’t Hoff factor for an
electrolyte solution. 1. Solutions are homogeneous mixtures of two or more substances, which may be solids, liquids, or gases.
2. The ease of dissolving a solute in a solvent is governed by intermolecular forces. Energy Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS 3.
6. 7. 8. 9. 497 and the disorder that result when molecules of the solute and solvent mix to form a solution are the forces driving the solution process.
The concentration of a solution can be expressed as percent by mass, mole fraction, molarity, and molality. The choice of units depends on the circumstances.
Increasing temperature usually increases the solubility of solid and liquid substances and
decreases the solubility of gases in water.
According to Henry’s law, the solubility of a gas in a liquid is directly proportional to the
partial pressure of the gas over the solution.
Raoult’s law states that the partial pressure of a substance A over a solution is equal to the
mole fraction (XA) of A times the vapor pressure (P° ) of pure A. An ideal solution obeys
Raoult’s law over the entire range of concentration. In practice, very few solutions exhibit
Vapor-pressure lowering, boiling-point elevation, freezing-point depression, and osmotic
pressure are colligative properties of solutions; that is, they depend only on the number of
solute particles that are present and not on their nature.
In electrolyte solutions, the interaction between ions leads to the formation of ion pairs.
The van’t Hoff factor provides a measure of the extent of dissociation of electrolytes in
A colloid is a dispersion of particles (about 1 103 pm to 1 106 pm) of one substance
in another substance. A colloid is distinguished from a regular solution by the Tyndall effect, which is the scattering of visible light by colloidal particles. Colloids in water are
classified as hydrophilic colloids and hydrophobic colloids. KEY WORDS
Boiling-point elevation ( Tb),
Colligative properties, p. 479
Colloid, p. 492
Crystallization, p. 468
Fractional distillation, p. 483 Freezing-point depression
( Tf), p. 485
Henry’s law, p. 477
Hydrophilic, p. 495
Hydrophobic, p. 495
Ideal solution, p. 482
Ion pair, p. 491
Miscible, p. 470 Molality, p. 472
Nonvolatile, p. 479
Osmosis, p. 486
Osmotic pressure, p. 486
Percent by mass, p. 471
Raoult’s law, p. 480
Saturated solution, p. 468 Semipermeable membrane,
Solvation, p. 470
Supersaturated solution, p. 468
Unsaturated solution, p. 468
van’t Hoff factor (i), p. 491
Volatile, p. 481 QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS
TYPES OF SOLUTIONS
Review Questions 12.1 Distinguish between an unsaturated solution, a sat- urated solution, and a supersaturated solution.
12.2 From which type of solution listed in Question 12.1
does crystallization or precipitation occur? How
does a crystal differ from a precipitate?
A MOLECULAR VIEW OF THE SOLUTION PROCESS
Review Questions 12.3 Briefly describe the solution process at the molecular level. Use the dissolution of a solid in a liquid
as an example.
12.4 Basing your answer on intermolecular force considerations, explain what “like dissolves like”
means. Back Forward Main Menu TOC 12.5 What is solvation? What factors influence the extent to which solvation occurs? Give two examples
of solvation; include one that involves ion-dipole interaction and one in which dispersion forces come
12.6 As you know, some solution processes are endothermic and others are exothermic. Provide a molecular interpretation for the difference.
12.7 Explain why the solution process invariably leads
to an increase in disorder.
12.8 Describe the factors that affect the solubility of a
solid in a liquid. What does it mean to say that two
liquids are miscible?
Problems 12.9 Why is naphthalene (C10H8) more soluble than CsF
in benzene? Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 498 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLUTIONS 12.10 Explain why ethanol (C2H5OH) is not soluble in cyclohexane (C6H12).
12.11 Arrange the following compounds in order of increasing solubility in water: O2, LiCl, Br2, methanol
12.12 Explain the variations in solubility in water of the
alcohols listed below:
SOLUBILITY IN WATER
(g/100 g) AT 20°C COMPOUND CH3OH
CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2OH 12.23 CONCENTRATION UNITS
Review Questions 12.13 Define the following concentration terms and give
their units: percent by mass, mole fraction, molarity, molality. Compare their advantages and disadvantages.
12.14 Outline the steps required for conversion between
molarity, molality, and percent by mass.
Problems 12.15 Calculate the percent by mass of the solute in each
of the following aqueous solutions: (a) 5.50 g of
NaBr in 78.2 g of solution, (b) 31.0 g of KCl in
152 g of water, (c) 4.5 g of toluene in 29 g of benzene.
12.16 Calculate the amount of water (in grams) that must
be added to (a) 5.00 g of urea (NH2)2CO in the
preparation of a 16.2 percent by mass solution, and
(b) 26.2 g of MgCl2 in the preparation of a 1.5 percent by mass solution.
12.17 Calculate the molality of each of the following solutions: (a) 14.3 g of sucrose (C12H22O11) in 676 g
of water, (b) 7.20 moles of ethylene glycol (C2H6O2)
in 3546 g of water.
12.18 Calculate the molality of each of the following aqueous solutions: (a) 2.50 M NaCl solution (density of
solution 1.08 g/mL), (b) 48.2 percent by mass
12.19 Calculate the molalities of the following aqueous solutions: (a) 1.22 M sugar (C12H22O11) solution (density of solution 1.12 g/mL), (b) 0.87 M NaOH solution (density of solution 1.04 g/mL), (c) 5.24 M
NaHCO3 solution (density of solution 1.19 g/mL).
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2.7 (Note: means that the alcohol and water are completely miscible in
all proportions.) Back 12.21 TOC 12.24 the molarity of the solution is equal to its molality.
Show that this statement is correct for a 0.010 M
aqueous urea (NH2)2CO solution.
The alcohol content of hard liquor is normally given
in terms of the “proof,” which is defined as twice
the percentage by volume of ethanol (C2H5OH)
present. Calculate the number of grams of alcohol
present in 1.00 L of 75-proof gin. The density of
ethanol is 0.798 g/mL.
The concentrated sulfuric acid we use in the laboratory is 98.0 percent H2SO4 by mass. Calculate the
molality and molarity of the acid solution. The density of the solution is 1.83 g/mL.
Calculate the molarity and the molality of an NH3
solution made up of 30.0 g of NH3 in 70.0 g of water. The density of the solution is 0.982 g/mL.
The density of an aqueous solution containing 10.0
percent of ethanol (C2H5OH) by mass is 0.984
g/mL. (a) Calculate the molality of this solution.
(b) Calculate its molarity. (c) What volume of the
solution would contain 0.125 mole of ethanol? THE EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE ON SOLUBILITY
Review Questions 12.25 How do the solubilities of most ionic compounds in
water change with temperature? With pressure?
12.26 Describe the fractional crystallization process and
Problems 12.27 A 3.20-g sample of a salt dissolves in 9.10 g of water to give a saturated solution at 25°C. What is the
solubility (in g salt/100 g of H2O) of the salt?
12.28 The solubility of KNO3 is 155 g per 100 g of water at 75°C and 38.0 g at 25°C. What mass (in grams)
of KNO3 will crystallize out of solution if exactly
100 g of its saturated solution at 75°C is cooled to
12.29 A 50-g sample of impure KClO3 (solubility 7.1 g
per 100 g H2O at 20°C) is contaminated with 10
percent of KCl (solubility 25.5 g per 100 g of
H2O at 20°C). Calculate the minimum quantity of
20°C water needed to dissolve all the KCl from the
sample. How much KClO3 will be left after this
treatment? (Assume that the solubilities are unaffected by the presence of the other compound.)
Review Questions 12.30 Discuss the factors that influence the solubility of a
gas in a liquid. Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS 12.31 What is thermal pollution? Why is it harmful to
12.32 What is Henry’s law? Define each term in the equation, and give its units. How would you account for
the law in terms of the kinetic molecular theory of
gases? Give two exceptions to Henry’s law.
12.33 A student is observing two beakers of water. One
beaker is heated to 30°C, and the other is heated to
100°C. In each case, bubbles form in the water. Are
these bubbles of the same origin? Explain.
12.34 A man bought a goldfish in a pet shop. Upon returning home, he put the goldfish in a bowl of recently boiled water that had been cooled quickly. A
few minutes later the fish was found dead. Explain
what happened to the fish.
Problems 12.35 A beaker of water is initially saturated with dissolved air. Explain what happens when He gas at
1 atm is bubbled through the solution for a long time.
12.36 A miner working 260 m below sea level opened a
carbonated soft drink during a lunch break. To his
surprise, the soft drink tasted rather “flat.” Shortly
afterward, the miner took an elevator to the surface.
During the trip up, he could not stop belching. Why?
12.37 The solubility of CO2 in water at 25°C and 1 atm
is 0.034 mol/L. What is its solubility under atmospheric conditions? (The partial pressure of CO2 in
air is 0.0003 atm.) Assume that CO2 obeys Henry’s
12.38 The solubility of N2 in blood at 37°C and at a partial pressure of 0.80 atm is 5.6 10 4 mol/L. A
deep-sea diver breathes compressed air with the partial pressure of N2 equal to 4.0 atm. Assume that the
total volume of blood in the body is 5.0 L. Calculate
the amount of N2 gas released (in liters) when the
diver returns to the surface of the water, where the
partial pressure of N2 is 0.80 atm.
COLLIGATIVE PROPERTIES OF
Review Questions 12.39 What are colligative properties? What is the meaning of the word “colligative” in this context?
12.40 Give two examples of (a) a volatile liquid and (b) a
12.41 Write the equation representing Raoult’s law, and
express it in words.
12.42 Use a solution of benzene in toluene to explain what
is meant by an ideal solution.
12.43 Write the equations relating boiling-point elevation
and freezing-point depression to the concentration
of the solution. Define all the terms, and give their
units. Back Forward Main Menu TOC 499 12.44 How is vapor-pressure lowering related to a rise in
the boiling point of a solution?
12.45 Use a phase diagram to show the difference in freezing points and boiling points between an aqueous
urea solution and pure water.
12.46 What is osmosis? What is a semipermeable membrane?
12.47 Write the equation relating osmotic pressure to the
concentration of a solution. Define all the terms and
specify their units.
12.48 What does it mean when we say that the osmotic
pressure of a sample of seawater is 25 atm at a certain temperature?
12.49 Explain why molality is used for boiling-point elevation and freezing-point depression calculations
and molarity is used in osmotic pressure calculations.
12.50 Describe how you would use freezing-point depression and osmotic pressure measurements to determine the molar mass of a compound. Why are
boiling-point elevation and vapor-pressure lowering
normally not used for this purpose?
Problems 12.51 A solution is prepared by dissolving 396 g of sucrose (C12H22O11) in 624 g of water. What is the vapor pressure of this solution at 30°C? (The vapor
pressure of water is 31.8 mmHg at 30°C.)
12.52 How many grams of sucrose (C12H22O11) must be
added to 552 g of water to give a solution with a
vapor pressure 2.0 mmHg less than that of pure water at 20°C? (The vapor pressure of water at 20°C
is 17.5 mmHg.)
12.53 The vapor pressure of benzene is 100.0 mmHg at
26.1°C. Calculate the vapor pressure of a solution
containing 24.6 g of camphor (C10H16O) dissolved
in 98.5 g of benzene. (Camphor is a low-volatility
12.54 The vapor pressures of ethanol (C2H5OH) and
1-propanol (C3H7OH) at 35°C are 100 mmHg and
37.6 mmHg, respectively. Assume ideal behavior
and calculate the partial pressures of ethanol and
1-propanol at 35°C over a solution of ethanol in
1-propanol, in which the mole fraction of ethanol is
12.55 The vapor pressure of ethanol (C2H5OH) at 20°C is
44 mmHg, and the vapor pressure of methanol
(CH3OH) at the same temperature is 94 mmHg. A
mixture of 30.0 g of methanol and 45.0 g of ethanol
is prepared (and can be assumed to behave as an
ideal solution). (a) Calculate the vapor pressure of
methanol and ethanol above this solution at 20°C.
(b) Calculate the mole fraction of methanol and
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12.66 Back (c) Suggest a method for separating the two components of the solution.
How many grams of urea [(NH2)2CO] must be
added to 450 g of water to give a solution with a
vapor pressure 2.50 mmHg less than that of pure
water at 30°C? (The vapor pressure of water at 30°C
is 31.8 mmHg.)
What are the boiling point and freezing point of a
2.47 m solution of naphthalene in benzene? (The
boiling point and freezing point of benzene are
80.1°C and 5.5°C, respectively.)
An aqueous solution contains the amino acid glycine
(NH2CH2COOH). Assuming that the acid does not
ionize in water, calculate the molality of the solution if it freezes at 1.1°C.
Pheromones are compounds secreted by the females
of many insect species to attract males. One of these
compounds contains 80.78 percent C, 13.56 percent
H, and 5.66 percent O. A solution of 1.00 g of this
pheromone in 8.50 g of benzene freezes at 3.37°C.
What are the molecular formula and molar mass of
the compound? (The normal freezing point of pure
benzene is 5.50°C.)
The elemental analysis of an organic solid extracted
from gum arabic (a gummy substance used in adhesive, inks, and pharmaceuticals) showed that it
contained 40.0 percent C, 6.7 percent H, and 53.3
percent O. A solution of 0.650 g of the solid in
27.8 g of the solvent diphenyl gave a freezing-point
depression of 1.56°C. Calculate the molar mass and
molecular formula of the solid. (Kf for diphenyl is
How many liters of the antifreeze ethylene glycol
[CH2(OH)CH2(OH)] would you add to a car radiator containing 6.50 L of water if the coldest winter
temperature in your area is 20°C? Calculate the
boiling point of this water-ethylene glycol mixture.
(The density of ethylene glycol is 1.11 g/mL.)
A solution is prepared by condensing 4.00 L of a
gas, measured at 27°C and 748 mmHg pressure, into
58.0 g of benzene. Calculate the freezing point of
The molar mass of benzoic acid (C6H5COOH) determined by measuring the freezing-point depression in benzene is twice what we would expect for
the molecular formula, C7H6O2. Explain this apparent anomaly.
A solution of 2.50 g of a compound having the empirical formula C6H5P in 25.0 g of benzene is observed to freeze at 4.3°C. Calculate the molar mass
of the solute and its molecular formula.
What is the osmotic pressure (in atm) of a 1.36 M
aqueous solution of urea [(NH2)2CO] at 22.0°C?
A solution containing 0.8330 g of a polymer of un- Forward Main Menu TOC known structure in 170.0 mL of an organic solvent
was found to have an osmotic pressure of 5.20
mmHg at 25°C. Determine the molar mass of the
12.67 A quantity of 7.480 g of an organic compound is
dissolved in water to make 300.0 mL of solution.
The solution has an osmotic pressure of 1.43 atm at
27°C. The analysis of this compound shows that it
contains 41.8 percent C, 4.7 percent H, 37.3 percent
O, and 16.3 percent N. Calculate the molecular formula of the compound.
12.68 A solution of 6.85 g of a carbohydrate in 100.0 g of
water has a density of 1.024 g/mL and an osmotic
pressure of 4.61 atm at 20.0°C. Calculate the molar
mass of the carbohydrate. COLLIGATIVE PROPERTIES OF ELECTROLYTE SOLUTIONS
Review Questions 12.69 Why is the discussion of the colligative properties
of electrolyte solutions more involved than that of
12.70 What are ion pairs? What effect does ion-pair formation have on the colligative properties of a solution? How does the ease of ion-pair formation depend on (a) charges on the ions, (b) size of the ions,
(c) nature of the solvent (polar versus nonpolar),
12.71 Indicate which compound in each of the following
pairs is more likely to form ion pairs in water:
(a) NaCl or Na2SO4, (b) MgCl2 or MgSO4, (c) LiBr
12.72 What is the van’t Hoff factor? What information
does it provide?
Problems 12.73 Which of the following aqueous solutions has (a)
the higher boiling point, (b) the higher freezing
point, and (c) the lower vapor pressure: 0.35 m
CaCl2 or 0.90 m urea? Explain.
12.74 Consider two aqueous solutions, one of sucrose
(C12H22O11) and the other of nitric acid (HNO3).
Both solutions freeze at 1.5°C. What other properties do these solutions have in common?
12.75 Arrange the following solutions in order of decreasing freezing point: 0.10 m Na3PO4, 0.35 m
NaCl, 0.20 m MgCl2, 0.15 m C6H12O6, 0.15 m
12.76 Arrange the following aqueous solutions in order of
decreasing freezing point, and explain your reasoning: 0.50 m HCl, 0.50 m glucose, 0.50 m acetic acid.
12.77 What are the normal freezing points and boiling
points of the following solutions? (a) 21.2 g NaCl Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS 12.78 12.79 12.80 12.81 12.82 in 135 mL of water (b) 15.4 g of urea in 66.7 mL
At 25°C the vapor pressure of pure water is 23.76
mmHg and that of seawater is 22.98 mmHg.
Assuming that seawater contains only NaCl, estimate
its molal concentration.
Both NaCl and CaCl2 are used to melt ice on roads
and sidewalks in winter. What advantages do these
substances have over sucrose or urea in lowering the
freezing point of water?
A 0.86 percent by mass solution of NaCl is called
“physiological saline” because its osmotic pressure
is equal to that of the solution in blood cells.
Calculate the osmotic pressure of this solution at
normal body temperature (37°C). Note that the density of the saline solution is 1.005 g/mL.
The osmotic pressure of 0.010 M solutions of CaCl2
and urea at 25°C are 0.605 atm and 0.245 atm, respectively. Calculate the van’t Hoff factor for the
Calculate the osmotic pressure of a 0.0500 M
MgSO4 solution at 25°C. (Hint: See Table 12.3.) 501 12.89 Calculate the van’t Hoff factor of Na3PO4 in a
0.40 m solution whose freezing point is 2.6°C.
12.90 A 262-mL sample of a sugar solution containing
1.22 g of the sugar has an osmotic pressure of 30.3
mmHg at 35°C. What is the molar mass of the sugar?
12.91 Consider the three mercury manometers shown in
the diagram below. One of them has 1 mL of water
on top of the mercury, another has 1 mL of a 1 m
urea solution on top of the mercury, and the third
one has 1 mL of a 1 m NaCl solution placed on top
of the mercury. Which of these solutions is in the
tube labeled X, which is in Y, and which is in Z?
X Y Z COLLOIDS
Review Questions 12.83 What are colloids? Referring to Table 12.4, why is
there no colloid in which both the dispersed phase
and the dispersing medium are gases?
12.84 Describe how hydrophilic and hydrophobic colloids
are stabilized in water.
ADDITIONAL PROBLEMS 12.85 Lysozyme is an enzyme that cleaves bacterial cell
walls. A sample of lysozyme extracted from egg
white has a molar mass of 13,930 g. A quantity of
0.100 g of this enzyme is dissolved in 150 g of water at 25°C. Calculate the vapor-pressure lowering,
the depression in freezing point, the elevation in
boiling point, and the osmotic pressure of this solution. (The vapor pressure of water at 25°C is 23.76
12.86 Solutions A and B have osmotic pressures of 2.4 atm
and 4.6 atm, respectively, at a certain temperature.
What is the osmotic pressure of a solution prepared
by mixing equal volumes of A and B at the same
12.87 A cucumber placed in concentrated brine (salt water) shrivels into a pickle. Explain.
12.88 Two liquids A and B have vapor pressures of 76
mmHg and 132 mmHg, respectively, at 25°C. What
is the total vapor pressure of the ideal solution made
up of (a) 1.00 mole of A and 1.00 mole of B and (b)
2.00 moles of A and 5.00 moles of B? Back Forward Main Menu TOC 12.92 A forensic chemist is given a white powder for
analysis. She dissolves 0.50 g of the substance in
8.0 g of benzene. The solution freezes at 3.9°C. Can
the chemist conclude that the compound is cocaine
(C17H21NO4)? What assumptions are made in the
12.93 “ Time-release” drugs have the advantage of releasing the drug to the body at a constant rate so that
the drug concentration at any time is not too high
as to have harmful side effects or too low as to be
ineffective. A schematic diagram of a pill that works
on this basis is shown below. Explain how it works.
NaCl solution Drug Rigid wall
tiny holes 12.94 A solution of 1.00 g of anhydrous aluminum chloride, AlCl3, in 50.0 g of water freezes at 1.11°C.
Does the molar mass determined from this freezing Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website 502 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLUTIONS 12.95 12.96 12.97 12.98 12.99 12.100 12.101 12.102 Back point agree with that calculated from the formula?
Explain why reverse osmosis is (theoretically) more
desirable as a desalination method than distillation
or freezing. What minimum pressure must be applied to seawater at 25°C in order for reverse osmosis to occur? (Treat seawater as a 0.70 M NaCl
What masses of sodium chloride, magnesium chloride, sodium sulfate, calcium chloride, potassium
chloride, and sodium bicarbonate are needed to produce 1 L of artificial seawater for an aquarium? The
required ionic concentrations are [Na ] 2.56 M,
[K ] 0.0090 M, [Mg2 ] 0.054 M, [Ca2 ]
0.010 M, [HCO3 ] 0.0020 M, [Cl ] 2.60 M,
[SO2 ] 0.051 M.
A protein has been isolated as a salt with the formula Na20P (this notation means that there are 20
Na ions associated with a negatively charged protein P20 ). The osmotic pressure of a 10.0-mL solution containing 0.225 g of the protein is 0.257 atm
at 25.0°C. (a) Calculate the molar mass of the protein from these data. (b) Calculate the actual molar
mass of the protein.
A nonvolatile organic compound Z was used to
make up two solutions. Solution A contains 5.00 g
of Z dissolved in 100 g of water, and solution B contains 2.31 g of Z dissolved in 100 g of benzene.
Solution A has a vapor pressure of 754.5 mmHg at
the normal boiling point of water, and solution B
has the same vapor pressure at the normal boiling
point of benzene. Calculate the molar mass of Z in
solutions A and B and account for the difference.
Hydrogen peroxide with a concentration of 3.0 percent (3.0 g of H2O2 in 100 mL of solution) is sold
in drugstores for use as an antiseptic. For a 10.0-mL
3.0 percent H2O2 solution, calculate (a) the oxygen
gas produced (in liters) at STP when the compound
undergoes complete decomposition and (b) the ratio of the volume of O2 collected to the initial volume of the H2O2 solution.
State which of the alcohols listed in Problem 12.12
you would expect to be the best solvent for each of
the following substances, and explain why: (a) I2,
(b) KBr, (c) CH3CH2CH2CH2CH3.
Before a carbonated beverage bottle is sealed, it is
pressurized with a mixture of air and carbon dioxide. (a) Explain the effervescence that occurs when
the cap of the bottle is removed. (b) What causes
the fog to form near the mouth of the bottle right
after the cap is removed?
Iodine (I2) is only sparingly soluble in water (left
photo). Yet upon the addition of iodide ions (for ex- Forward Main Menu TOC ample, from KI), iodine is converted to the triiodide
ion, which readily dissolves (right photo):
I2(s) I (aq) 34 I3 (aq) Describe the change in solubility of I2 in terms of
the change in intermolecular forces. 12.103 Two beakers, one containing a 50-mL aqueous 1.0
M glucose solution and the other a 50-mL aqueous
2.0 M glucose solution, are placed under a tightly
sealed bell jar at room temperature. What are the
volumes in these two beakers at equilibrium?
12.104 In the apparatus shown below, what will happen if
the membrane is (a) permeable to both water and
the Na and Cl ions, (b) permeable to water and
Na ions but not to Cl ions, (c) permeable to water but not to Na and Cl ions? Membrane 0.01 M
NaCl 0.1 M
NaCl 12.105 Explain why it is essential that fluids used in intravenous injections have approximately the same osmotic pressure as blood.
12.106 Concentrated hydrochloric acid is usually available
at a concentration of 37.7 percent by mass. What is
its molar concentration? (The density of the solution is 1.19 g/mL.)
12.107 Explain each of the following statements: (a) The
boiling point of seawater is higher than that of pure
water. (b) Carbon dioxide escapes from the solution
when the cap is removed from a carbonated softdrink bottle. (c) Molal concentrations and molar Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS 12.108 12.109 12.110 12.111 concentrations of dilute solutions are approximately
equal. (d) In discussing the colligative properties of
a solution (other than osmotic pressure), it is preferable to express the concentration in units of molality rather than in molarity. (e) Methanol (b.p. 65°C)
is useful as an antifreeze, but it should be removed
from the car radiator during the summer season.
A mixture of NaCl and sucrose (C12H22O11) of combined mass 10.2 g is dissolved in enough water to
make up a 250 ml solution. The osmotic pressure of
the solution is 7.32 atm at 23°C. Calculate the mass
percent of NaCl in the mixture.
A 1.32-g sample of a mixture of cyclohexane
(C6H12) and naphthalene (C10H8) is dissolved in
18.9 g of benzene (C6H6). The freezing point of the
solution is 2.2°C. Calculate the mass percent of the
mixture. (See Table 12.2 for constants.)
How does each of the following affect the solubility of an ionic compound? (a) lattice energy, (b) solvent (polar versus nonpolar), (c) enthalpies of hydration of cation and anion
A solution contains two volatile liquids A and B.
Complete the following table, in which the symbol
mn indicates attractive intermolecular forces. ATTRACTIVE FORCES DEVIATION FROM
RAOULT’S LAW Hsoln A mn A, B mn B
A mn B
Zero 12.112 The concentration of commercially available concentrated sulfuric acid is 98.0 percent by mass, or
18 M. Calculate the density and the molality of the
12.113 The concentration of commercially available concentrated nitric acid is 70.0 percent by mass, or
15.9 M. Calculate the density and the molality of the
12.114 A mixture of ethanol and 1-propanol behaves ideally at 36°C and is in equilibrium with its vapor. If
the mole fraction of ethanol in the solution is 0.62,
calculate its mole fraction in the vapor phase at this
temperature. (The vapor pressures of pure ethanol
and 1-propanol at 36°C are 108 mmHg and 40.0
mmHg, respectively.) Back Forward Main Menu TOC 503 12.115 For ideal solutions, the volumes are additive. This
means that if 5 mL of A and 5 mL of B form an ideal
solution, the volume of the solution is 10 mL.
Provide a molecular interpretation for this observation. When 500 mL of ethanol (C2H5OH) are mixed
with 500 mL of water, the final volume is less than
1000 mL. Why?
12.116 Ammonia (NH3) is very soluble in water, but nitrogen trichloride (NCl3) is not. Explain.
12.117 Aluminum sulfate [Al2(SO4)3] is sometimes used in
municipal water treatment plants to remove undesirable particles. Explain how this process works.
12.118 Acetic acid is a weak acid that ionizes in solution
CH3COOH(aq) 34 CH3COO (aq) H (aq) If the freezing point of a 0.106 m CH3COOH solution is 0.203°C, calculate the percent of the acid
that has undergone ionization.
12.119 Making mayonnaise involves beating oil into small
droplets in water, in the presence of egg yolk. What
is the purpose of the egg yolk? (Hint: Egg yolk contains lecithins, which are molecules with a polar
head and a long nonpolar hydrocarbon tail.)
12.120 Acetic acid is a polar molecule and can form hydrogen bonds with water molecules. Therefore, it
has a high solubility in water. Yet acetic acid is also
soluble in benzene (C6H6), a nonpolar solvent that
lacks the ability to form hydrogen bonds. A solution
of 3.8 g of CH3COOH in 80 g C6H6 has a freezing
point of 3.5°C. Calculate the molar mass of the
solute and suggest what its structure might be. (Hint:
Acetic acid molecules can form hydrogen bonds between themselves.)
12.121 A 2.6-liter sample of water contains 192 g of lead.
Does this concentration of lead exceed the safety
limit of 0.050 ppm of lead per liter of drinking water? [Hint: 1 g 1 10 6 g. Parts per million
(ppm) is defined as (mass of component/mass of solution) 100%.] Answers to Practice Exercises: 12.1 Carbon disulfide. 12.2 7.44 percent. 12.3 0.638 m. 12.4 8.92 m. 12.5 13.8 m.
12.6 7.7 10 5 M. 12.7 0.78 m. 12.8 Tb: 101.3°C; Tf: 4.48°C.
12.9 21.0 atm. 12.10 0.066 m and 1.3 102 g/mol.
12.11 2.60 104 g. 12.12 1.21. Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website C HEMICAL M YSTERY The Wrong Knife† D r. Thomas Noguchi, the renowned Los Angeles coroner, was performing an autopsy on a young man in his twenties who had been stabbed
to death. A Los Angeles Police Department homicide detective entered
the room, carrying a brown bag that held the fatal weapon. “Do you
want to take a look at it?” he asked.
“No,” Dr. Noguchi said. “I’ll tell you exactly what it looks like.”
Dr. Noguchi wasn’t showing off. He wanted to demonstrate an important forensic technique to the pathology residents who were observing the autopsy. The traditional method of measuring a knife was to pour barium sulfate (BaSO4) solution into
the wound and X ray it. Dr. Noguchi thought he had found a better way.
He lit a little Bunsen burner and melted some Wood’s metal over it while the detective and the residents watched. (Wood’s metal is an alloy of bismuth, lead, tin, and
cadmium that has a low melting point of 71°C.) Then he selected a wound in the victim’s chest above the location of the liver and poured the liquid metal into it. The metal
slid down through the wound into the punctured liver. When it was cool he removed
an exact mold of the tip of the murder weapon. He added the length of this tip to the
distance between the liver and the skin surface of the chest. Then he said to the homicide detective, “It’s a knife five and a half inches long, one inch wide and one sixteenth of an inch thick.”
The detective smiled and reached into his bag. “Sorry, Dr. Noguchi.” He pulled
out a much smaller pocketknife, only about three inches in length.
“That’s the wrong knife,” Dr. Noguchi said at once.
“Oh, now, come on,” the detective said. “We found the knife that killed him right
at the scene.”
“You don’t have the murder weapon,” Dr. Noguchi insisted.
The detective didn’t believe him. But two days later police found a bloodstained
knife in a trash can two blocks from the crime scene. That weapon was exactly five
and a half inches long, one inch wide, and one sixteenth of an inch thick. And the blood
on its blade matched the victim’s.
It turned out to be the murder weapon. The pocketknife the police discovered at
the scene had been used by the victim in self-defense. And two knives indicated a knife
fight. Was it part of a gang war? The police investigated and found out that the victim
was a member of a gang that was at war with another gang. By interrogating members
of the rival gang, they eventually identified the murderer. †
Adapted with the permission of Simon & Schuster from “Coroner,” by Thomas T. Noguchi, M.D., Copyright 1984 by
Thomas Noguchi and Joseph DiMona. 504 Back Forward Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website Composition of Wood’s Metal*
COMPONENT MELTING POINT (°C) Bismuth (50%)
Tin (12.5%) 271
232 *The components are shown in percent by mass, and the
melting point is that of the pure metal. CHEMICAL CLUES What is the function of the BaSO4 solution as a traditional method for measuring
a knife wound in a homicide victim’s body? Describe a medical application of
2. As the table shows, the melting points of the pure metals are much higher than that
of Wood’s metal. What phenomenon accounts for its low melting point?
3. Wood’s metal is used in automatic sprinklers in the ceilings of hotels and stores.
Explain how such a sprinkling system works?
4. The melting point of an alloy can be altered by changing the composition. Certain
organic materials have also been developed for the same purpose. Shown below is
a simplified diagram of the pop-up thermometer used in cooking turkeys. Describe
how this thermometer works.
spring A pop-up thermometer used for cooking turkeys. 505 Back Forward Main Menu TOC Study Guide TOC Textbook Website MHHE Website ...
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