Problem: Assuming equal concentrations, rank these aqueous solutions by their freezing point. From highest freezing point to lowest freezing point. KNO3, Li3PO4, Na2SO4, SnCl4

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Hey there! We have to arrange the solutions of KNO3, Li3PO4, Na2SO4, SnCl4 by their freezing points.


Freezing point depression is the decrease in freezing point of solution, when a solute is added to a solvent. It is calculated using this formula:

Tf=i·Kf·m


Where:

ΔTf = change in freezing point

i = van ‘t Hoff factor

Kf =freezing point depression constant

m = molality


Since, all the solutions have equal concentrations, we just have to look at the van ‘t Hoff factor to determine the freezing point depression.


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Assuming equal concentrations, rank these aqueous solutions by their freezing point. From highest freezing point to lowest freezing point. KNO3, Li3PO4, Na2SO4, SnCl4

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