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Suppose you decide to define your own temperature scale

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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?

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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

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Textbook: Chemistry: A Molecular Approach
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Author: Nivaldo J. Tro
ISBN: 9780321809247

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