×
Get Full Access to Chemistry: A Molecular Approach - 3 Edition - Chapter 1 - Problem 72ae
Get Full Access to Chemistry: A Molecular Approach - 3 Edition - Chapter 1 - Problem 72ae

×

# Suppose you decide to define your own temperature scale

ISBN: 9780321809247 1

## Solution for problem 72AE Chapter 1

Chemistry: A Molecular Approach | 3rd Edition

• Textbook Solutions
• 2901 Step-by-step solutions solved by professors and subject experts
• Get 24/7 help from StudySoup virtual teaching assistants

Chemistry: A Molecular Approach | 3rd Edition

4 5 1 421 Reviews
29
5
Problem 72AE

Suppose you decide to define your own temperature scale with units of 0, using the freezing point (13 °C) and boiling point (360 °C) of oleic acid, the main component of olive oil. If you set the freezing point of oleic acid as 0 °0 and the boiling point as 100 °0, what is the freezing point of water on this new scale?

Step-by-Step Solution:
Step 1 of 3

Solution 72AE: Here, we have to calculate the freezing point of water at 0 and 100 . o According to Question, freezing point of oleic acid (13 °C) boiling point f oleic acid (360 °C) Since, The freezing point is set as 0 and boiling point set as 100 ° The relation between both the scales 1 = (360-13)°C/100 = 3.47 °C We know, scale can not be start with 0 °C, so it starts with 13 °C. (1) Conversion of 13 °C to 0 ° 0 ° = (0-13)/3.47 °C = -3.75 °C Therefore, the freezing point of water at the oleic acid scale ill be 0 ° = (0-13)/3.47 = -3.75 °0 Thus, water freezes at -3.75 °0

Step 2 of 3

Step 3 of 3

#### Related chapters

Unlock Textbook Solution