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How much water would you add to 12 M HCl to make 650 mL of 1.5 M HCl? Hint: This is a dilution problem

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  1. you are diluting it 12/1.5 times, or 8 times.

    8 times means one part original, seven parts water.

    well, 8 parts makes 650ml, so one part is 650/8=81.25 ml of acid, then
    7 parts water (7*81.25 or 650-81.25) 569ml

    Your teacher is too easy.

  2. Agreed it is a dilution problem. There is however a problem with the wording as it is not good practice to add water to the concentrated acid.

    if we use

    M1V1=M2V2

    then

    12V1=650x1.5

    to find the initial volume (V1) of the 12 M needed

    The volume of water to which the 12 M HCl is added is then 650 ml-V1.

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  3. Bob types faster than me!!

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