### Determine molarity from weight of drug and volume of the solution

4. Moles and Molarity 4.2) Molarity 4.2.1) Molarity - general

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41.16125 g of potassium chloride is dissolved in 650 mL of solution. If the molecular weight of potassium chloride is 74.5, then determine the molarity (M) of the solution Click on the button below to see the answer and explanations

lb equals 0.85 M kg

Molarity is the number of moles (n) dissolved per liter of solution (V). Again, mole is the weight in gram (g) divided by the molecular weight (a).
In this example, the volume of the solution is 650 mL, or 0.65 L.

 Using formula method:
M=g/(aV)=(41.16125\quad g)/(74.5\quad (g/(mol)) × 0.65\quad L)
therefore M = 0.85 (mol)/L=0.85 without unit, Ans.

 Using conceptual method:
First, count the number of moles (n) of potassium chloride present in this solution:
=(weight\quad i n \quad g)/(mol ecu lar\quad wt)=(41.16125\quad g)/(74.5 \quad (g/(mol)))=0.5525 \quad mol
Then, calculate how many moles will be present in 1L of solution. Using equation, we can write:
(0.5525\quad mol e)/(650 \quad mL)=x/(1000 \quad mL) therefore x = 0.85 Ans.