Problem: Which gives the more concentrated solution,  (a) KNO3 in H2O or (b) KNO3 in carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)? Explain.

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  • KNO3 or potassium nitrate is an ionic molecule that dissociates as Kand NO3-

  • Problem is asking which solvent will produce more concentration of Kand NO3-. Recall that ionic compounds are highly soluble to polar solvents

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Which gives the more concentrated solution,  (a) KNO3 in H2O or (b) KNO3 in carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)? Explain.