Problem: Categorize the solutes given below by their ideal van’t Hoff factor

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For this problem, we have to determine the van’t Hoff factor of each given compound


Recall that van’t Hoff factor or i is equal to the number of ions dissociated.


For non-electrolytes like hydrocarbons or other organic molecules, i = 1


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Categorize the solutes given below by their ideal van’t Hoff factor

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