Water softeners often replace calcium ions in hard water

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo Tro

Problem 134P Chapter 13

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Problem 134P

Water softeners often replace calcium ions in hard water with sodium ions. Since sodium compounds are soluble, the presence of sodium ions in water does not result in the white, scaly residues caused by calcium ions. However, calcium is more beneficial to human health than sodium. Calcium is a necessary part of the human diet, while high levels of sodium intake are linked to increases in blood pressure. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that adults ingest less than 2.4 g of sodium per day. How many liters of softened water, containing a sodium concentration of 0.050% sodium by mass, have to be consumed to exceed the FDA recommendation? (Assume a density of 1.0 g/mL for water.)

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Solution 134P :

Step 1:

Given :

Amount of Sodium ingested by adults per day = 2.4 g

Concentration of sodium in softened water = 0.050 %

Volume of softened water containing sodium to be consumed = ?

Here, we are given the concentration of sodium in percentage -0.050% , let’s use the percentage to convert the sodium into grams :

0.050 % could be thought as 0.050 g of Na in 100 g of water(H2O) 

Now , let’s calculate the amount of water that has 2.4g of sodium :

= 2.4 g Na  

= 4800 grams of H2O

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Chapter 13, Problem 134P is Solved
Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
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Author: Nivaldo Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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