(1) Calculate the weight of ethanol
mass etOH = 1.1835x10-3 kg
A mysterious white powder could be powdered sugar (C12H22O11), cocaine (C17H21NO4), codeine (C18H21NO3), norfenefrine (C8H11NO2), or fructose (C6H12O6). When 82 mg of the powder is dissolved in 1.50 mL of ethanol (d = 0.789 g/cm3, normal freezing point −114.6 oC, Kf = 1.99 oC/m), the freezing point is lowered to −115.5 oC. What is the identity of the white powder?
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