Problem: What are the mole fractions of H3PO4 and water in a solution of 14.5 g of H3PO4 in 125 g of water?(a) Outline the steps necessary to answer the question.(b) Answer the question.

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  • Recall that mole fraction (χ) can be calculated as:

  • Start calculating the moles of H3PO4 and H2O using the mass provided and their molar masses
  • Then plugin these moles to the mole fraction equation
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What are the mole fractions of H3PO4 and water in a solution of 14.5 g of H3PO4 in 125 g of water?

(a) Outline the steps necessary to answer the question.

(b) Answer the question.

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