Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133949649
ISBN 13: 978-1-13394-964-0

Chapter 1 Basic Concepts of Chemistry - Study Questions: 39

Answer

Too much sugar makes the urine more dense than usual while too much water makes the urine less dense than usual.

Work Step by Step

The change in volume of a water solution is negligible compared to the change in mass caused by a change in the concentration of a solute, like sugar. Therefore, if the urine has more sugars than usual, it has more mass per unit volume; if it has more water than usual, it has less mass per unit volume.
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