Problem: Lauryl alcohol, C12H25OH, is prepared from coconut oil. It is used to make sodium lauryl sulfate, a synthetic detergent. What is the molality of lauryl alcohol in a solution of 12.4 g lauryl alcohol dissolved in 165 g ethanol, C2H5OH? Molality = m

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Lauryl alcohol, C12H25OH, is prepared from coconut oil. It is used to make sodium lauryl sulfate, a synthetic detergent. What is the molality of lauryl alcohol in a solution of 12.4 g lauryl alcohol dissolved in 165 g ethanol, C2H5OH? 

Molality = m

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