Problem: The maximum allowable concentration of lead in drinking water is 9.0  ppb.Calculate the molarity of lead in a 9.0- ppb solution.

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We’re being asked to determine the molarity of lead (Pb) in a 9.0-ppb solution. Let’s first define ppm and ppb.

1 ppm means 1 part of solute for every 106 parts of the solution

in terms of solutions:

1 ppb means 1 part of solute for every 109 parts of the solution

Problem Details

The maximum allowable concentration of lead in drinking water is 9.0  ppb.

Calculate the molarity of lead in a 9.0- ppb solution.

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