Problem: At 37°C, 0.30 M sucrose has about the same osmotic pressure as blood. What is the osmotic pressure of blood?

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We’re being asked to determine the osmotic pressure of blood using the osmotic pressure of 0.30 M sucrose at 37°C 


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


Π=iMRT


where:

i = van’t Hoff factor → 1 for non-electrolytes (sucrose)

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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At 37°C, 0.30 M sucrose has about the same osmotic pressure as blood. What is the osmotic pressure of blood?

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