Which of the following substances - C a C l 2 , M g C l 2 , N a C l , K C l - will be most...


Which of the following substances - {eq}CaCl_2, MgCl_2, NaCl, KCl {/eq} - will be most effective at melting ice? Explain your reasoning.

Colligative Properties:

Colligative properties are properties of solutions that depend on the amount of solute dissolved in the solvent and not on the identity of the solute. The colligative properties include freezing point depression, boiling point elevation, and vapor pressure lowering.

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The answer is {eq}CaCl_2 {/eq} and {eq}MgCl_2 {/eq}.

The melting point of solutions decreases as the concentration of the solute increases....

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Colligative Properties and Raoult's Law


Chapter 8 / Lesson 7

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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