We’re being asked to determine the volume (in mL) of 18.6 M HCl aqueous solution would it take to convert 1.00 kg of cocaine into its hydrochloride form.
We're given the following reaction:
Recall Molarity (M):
We will calculate the volume of HCl in the following sequence of calculation:
The "free-base" form of cocaine (C17H21NO4) and its protonated hydrochloride form (C17H22ClNO4) are shown below; the free-base form can be converted to the hydrochloride form with one equivalent of HCl. For clarity, not all the carbon and hydrogen atoms are shown; each vertex represents a carbon atom with the appropriate number of hydrogen atoms so that each carbon makes four bonds to other atoms.
How many mL of a concentrated 18.6 MHCl aqueous solution would it take to convert 1.00 kilograms (a "kilo") of the free-base form of cocaine into its hydrochloride form?
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