A 355-mL can of soda pop contains 41 g of sucrose (C12H22O11). What is the molarity of the solution with respect to sucrose?
Solution 64P :
Amount of solute - sucrose (C12H22O11) = 41 g
Amount of solvent -soda = 355-mL
Molarity of the solution with respect to sucrose= ?
Molarity(M) is a unit of concentration measuring the number of moles of a solute per liter of solution. The SI unit of molarity is mol/L.
Formula to find the molarity of solution :
Amount of solvent is given in mL, let’s convert to L :
1 L = 1000 mL
Therefore, 355 mL in L will be :
= 0.355 L
We have the amount of solute in g, let’s calculate the number of moles first :
Number of moles (n) =
Molar mass of C12H22O11 = 342.29 g/mol.
Therefore, n =
= 0.119 moles.