Colligative Properties of Solutions

What are colligative properties?

WHAT ARE COLLIGATIVE PROPERTIES OF SOLUTIONS?

The characteristics of a solution such as the boiling point, freezing point and vapor pressure are known as colligative properties

Colligative properties apply only to solutions and not gas or solids.

COLLIGATIVE PROPERTIES ARE DEPENDENT ON THE NUMBER OF ATOMS AND MOLECULES

The word colligative comes from the same Latin root that the word collection collection comes from.

Colligative properties are affected by the amount of dissolved particles in a solution and NOT the type of particles.
Colligative properties of solutions

THE MOLE IS AN IMPORTANT ASSET FOR COLLIGATIVE CALCULATIONS

Moles are not only cute but highly essential for colligative property calculations.

That’s because the mole can determine the change in boiling point, freezing point or vapor pressure of the solution using what is called Molality.

Molality is measured by the number of moles of particles in a kg of solvent.

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