# Problem: In 2014, a major chemical leak at a facility in West Virginia released 7500 gallons of MCHM (4-methylcyclohexylmethanol, C8H16O) into the Elk River. The density of MCHM is 0.9074 g/mL.Calculate the initial molarity of MCHM in the river, assuming that the first part of the river is 7.10 feet deep, 100.0 yards wide, and 100.0 yards long. 1 gallon = 3.785 L.

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Calculate moles MCHM:

molar mass MCHM = 128.24 g/mol

moles MCHM = 200864.1415 mol

Calculate the volume of the first part of the river:

$\overline{)\mathbf{V}\mathbf{=}\mathbf{l}\mathbf{×}\mathbf{w}\mathbf{×}\mathbf{h}}$

convert units to cm:

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In 2014, a major chemical leak at a facility in West Virginia released 7500 gallons of MCHM (4-methylcyclohexylmethanol, C8H16O) into the Elk River. The density of MCHM is 0.9074 g/mL.

Calculate the initial molarity of MCHM in the river, assuming that the first part of the river is 7.10 feet deep, 100.0 yards wide, and 100.0 yards long. 1 gallon = 3.785 L.

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