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Solution: How is the molarity of a 0.50  M  KBr solution changed when water is added to double its volume?

Problem

How is the molarity of a 0.50  M  KBr solution changed when water is added to double its volume?

Solution

We’re asked to determine how the molarity of a 0.50 M KBr solution changes when water is added to double its volume.


Recall that when we are adding water (or solvent) to a solution, we are diluting the solution. 


When dealing with dilution we will use the following equation:


M1V1=M2V2

M1 = initial concentration
V1 = initial volume
M2 = final concentration
V2 = final volume


Calculate the Molarity of KBr when its volume is doubled.

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