# Science

Which of the following solutions would have the highest boiling point?

(1) 5 liters of water
(2) 5 grams of salt dissolved in 4 liters of water
(3) 10 grams of salt dissolved in 3 liters of water
(4) 15 grams of salt dissolved in 2 liters water
(5) 20 grams of salt dissolved in 1 liter of water

Would it be # 2 how do I figure out this problem

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1. If you don't know how to figures it out how do you think or why do you think it is #2. Guessing?

delta T = i*Kb*m
So, i, whatever i is, is the same for all of the choices. So is Kb, the boiling point constant for water; therefore, m, the molality is the only thing changing. Calculate m for the choices and the largest m will cause the most change in delta T. How do do m? That's m = mols/kg solvent and mols is calculated by mols = grams/molar mass. You don't say way which salt BUT since it's the same salt, that is a constant too. Just make up a number for grams. Post your work if you get stuck.

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2. I looked it up 0.5 or .5 that's what I figured out

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4. No, B is not right. You need to go through the molality thing.

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5. I think #1 because all the others have salt in the which keeps temperatures down

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6. I was wrong putting salt in makes hotter water it's #5

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7. I agree that #5 is correct.

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