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:
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
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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