Problem: You make a solution of a nonvolatile solute with a liquid solvent. Indicate whether each of the following statements is true or false.(a) The freezing point of the solution is higher than that of the pure solvent.(b) The freezing point of the solution is lower than that of the pure solvent.(c) The boiling point of the solution is higher than that of the pure solvent.(d) The boiling point of the solution is lower than that of the pure solvent.

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You make a solution of a nonvolatile solute with a liquid solvent:

(a) The freezing point of the solution is higher than that of the pure solvent.

Recall that the freezing point of a solution is lower than that of the pure solvent and the change in freezing point (ΔT­f) is given by:

ΔTf=Tf, pure solvent-Tf, solution

The statement is FALSE.


(b) The freezing point of the solution is lower than that of the pure solvent.

Recall that the freezing point of a solution is lower than that of the pure solvent and the change in freezing point (ΔT­f) is given by:

ΔTf=Tf, pure solvent-Tf, solution

The statement is TRUE.


(c) The boiling point of the solution is higher than that of the pure solvent.

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You make a solution of a nonvolatile solute with a liquid solvent. Indicate whether each of the following statements is true or false.

(a) The freezing point of the solution is higher than that of the pure solvent.
(b) The freezing point of the solution is lower than that of the pure solvent.
(c) The boiling point of the solution is higher than that of the pure solvent.
(d) The boiling point of the solution is lower than that of the pure solvent.

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