Problem: Which of the following solutions will have the largest osmotic pressure?a) 0.50 m C6H12O6b) 0.50 m NaClc) 0.50 m K2SO4d) 0.50 m FeCl3

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We’re being asked to determine the solution with the highest osmotic pressure.

The osmotic pressure (Π) of a solution is related to the molarity of the solution:



i = van’t Hoff factor

M = molarity of the solution (in M or mol/L)

R = gas constant (0.08206 atm • L/mol • K)

T = temperature

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Which of the following solutions will have the largest osmotic pressure?

a) 0.50 m C6H12O6

b) 0.50 m NaCl

c) 0.50 m K2SO4

d) 0.50 m FeCl3

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