Posted by **Lawrence** on Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 10:22pm.

A bottle of wine contains 13.1% ethanol by volume. The density of ethanol (C2H5OH) is 0.789 g/cm3. Calculate the concentration of ethanol in wine in terms of mass percent and molality.

mass percent

_______%

molality

______mol/kg

Thanks

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**DrBob222**, Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 11:30pm
I suppose you are to assume the density of the ine to be 1.00. I looked up the density of wine on the Internet and found that it varies between about 0.990 to 1.01 so 100 mL would have a mass of 99 to 101 which isn't that far from 100.

So 13.1% v/v means 13.1 mL ethanol/100 mL solution.

13.1 mL x 0.789 g/mL = 10.34 grams. Check me on that.

Then the solution, with a density of 1.00 will have a mass of 100 grams. So (10.34 g/100 g soln )*100 = 10.34 mass percent.

Molality = mols/kg solvent.

# mols ethanol in 10.34 g = 10.34/46 = 0.225 mol.

We had the ethanol in 100 g and 10.35 of that was ethanol; therefore, the mass of the solvent was 100 - 10.3 = 89.7 g or 0.0897 kg.

molality = 0.225/0.0897 = ??

Check my calculations. Check my thinking. You may need to do the molar mass ethanol again since I estimated it at 46.

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**Lawrence**, Sunday, November 30, 2008 at 12:07am
againnn sorry :(

A 2.30 g sample of a large boimolecule was dissolved in 23.0 g of carbon tetrachloride. The boiling point of this solution was determined to be 77.85°C. Calculate the molar mass of the biomolecule. For carbon tetrachloride, the boiling point constant is 5.03°C·kg/mol, and the boiling point of pure carbon tetrachloride is 76.50°C.

_______ g/mol

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**DrBob222**, Sunday, November 30, 2008 at 12:42am
delta T = Kb*molality

You know delta T (77.85-76.50), you know Kb, calculate molality.

molality = # mols/kg solvent. You know molality and kg solvent. Calculate # mols.

#mols = grams/molar mass. You know # mols and grams, calculate molar mass.

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