Problem: Which will contain the greater number of moles of potassium ion: 30.0 mL of 0.15 M K2CrO4 or 25.0 mL of 0.080 M K3PO4?

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We’re asked to determine which will contain the greater number of moles of potassium ion, K+ for the given solutions


To do so, we need to do these steps:


Step 1: Determine the moles of K2CrO4 and moles of K3POfor each solution 


Recall that molarity is the ratio of the moles of solute and the volume of solution (in liters)

In other words:


Molarity(M)=moles of soluteLiters of solution


Step 2:  Determine the # of moles K+ for each solution by doing a mole-to-mole comparison


The flow of the solution will be like this:


molarity solution (volume solution) → moles solute (mole-to-mole comparison)→ moles K+

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Which will contain the greater number of moles of potassium ion: 30.0 mL of 0.15 M K2CrO4 or 25.0 mL of 0.080 M K3PO4?

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