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Magnesium chloride is often used to "salt" ice that has accumulated on roadways. Why would...

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Magnesium chloride is often used to "salt" ice that has accumulated on roadways. Why would magnesium chloride be preferred over sodium chloride?

Colligative Properties:

A colligative property solely depends on the number of particles present. Identities of the solute are irrelevant in the magnitude of the colligative property. For instance, the vapor pressure of a solution is lower than the vapor pressure of the solvent.

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Magnesium chloride has a chemical formula of {eq}\rm MgCl_2 {/eq} while sodium chloride has a chemical formula of NaCl. Notice that one mole of...

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Colligative Properties and Raoult's Law

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Learn about colligative properties and their equations. See Raoult's law in vapor pressure, a colligative property, and osmotic pressure problem examples. Learn about freezing point depression and boiling point elevation.


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