Calculating Boiling-Point Elevation of a Solution


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In the boiling-point elevation equation, what does m represent?

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1. A solution with a benzene solvent and hexane solute is found to have a delta T value of 0.5 degrees Celsius. If the boiling points of benzene and hexane are 80.1 and 68.5 degrees Celsius respectively, what is the boiling point of the solution?

2. A solution is made of potassium iodide (KI) in water. Assuming complete dissociation of KI, what value would i have?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are a number of variables that can affect the solubility and boiling point of solutions. This fact can make understanding the boiling-point elevation formula crucial but complicated. With this assessment, test your skills identifying the variables of the boiling-point elevation formula and solving for them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will help you determine how well you can:

  • Define the variable of m in the boiling-point elevation formula
  • Solve for m
  • Find the boiling point of a solution
  • Find the value of i

Skills Practiced

These lesson will also test your skills of:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the variables of the boiling-point elevation formula
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems using the boiling-point elevation formula
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of solutions to help you understand the boiling-point elevation formula

Additional Learning

If you feel you really don't understand the boiling-point elevation formula be sure to complete the lesson Calculating Boiling-Point Elevation of a Solution. This lesson will help you study the topics of the assessment and topics of:

  • The different parts of a solution
  • Effects of electrolytes on the boiling-point elevation formula
  • Example problems involving the boiling-point elevation formula