molarity of HCl

Hiranya Roychowdhury hroychow at NMSU.EDU
Mon Oct 20 12:20:27 EST 1997


At 08:57 PM 10/18/97 +0100, RUTH MCMAHON wrote:
>In my lab we cannot agree on the molarity of the following solution.
>On a bottle of concentrated HCl is the following information,
>mw = 36.36
>1.19kg = 1L
>37%.

why should there be conflicting results from one concentration? The mol. wt
of HCl is 36.36 and conc. HCl, as you open the bottle, is 37% (ie. 37g/100mL). 
Now, it shouldn't be that difficult to calculate the molarity! 

>There are conflicting views of 
>10.15M
>11.2M
>12.01M.
>Could someone please explain the correct way of calculating this. 
>Thankyou.
>
>Ruth.
>
>


Dr. Hiranya Sankar Roychowdhury
Plant Genetic Engineering Lab.
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Ph. (505) 646-5785
hroychow at nmsu.edu




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