Problem: Determine the van’t Hoff factor for the following ionic solute dissolved in water.

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Determine the van’t Hoff factor (i) for the following ionic solute dissolved in water.


The van't Hoff factor is the number of ions a compound splits into. 


Analyze solution: 

(-) red → 6 ions

(+) blue → 6 ions


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Determine the van’t Hoff factor for the following ionic solute dissolved in water.

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