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molal

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Pronunciation: /ˈməʊləl
 
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Definition of molal in English:

adjective

Chemistry
(Of a solution) containing one mole of solute per kilogram of solvent.
Example sentences
  • As such a one molal solution has one mole dissolved in 2.205 lb of solution.
  • If 1kg of solvent has two moles of solute dissolved in it than it is a 2 molal solution.
  • The section on the interconversion of molal and molar solutions needs to be reworded.

Derivatives

molality

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Pronunciation: /məˈlalɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • If the solvent used is water the molarity and the molality are essentially the same.
  • The latter three properties are directly proportional to the molality of the dissolved solute, which is defined as the number of moles of solute per kilogram of solvent.
  • Instead of dealing with the volume of the solution or solvent, molality is concerned with the mass of solution or solvent.

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