Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 13 - The Chemistry of Solutes and Solutions - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 605b: 33



Work Step by Step

We can convert the three given solute concentration to mass fractions and then compare them. 50 ppm= 50 part per million=$50\times10^{-6}$ $=5\times10^{-5}$ 500 ppb=500 part per billion= $500\times10^{-9}$ $=5\times10^{-7}$ 0.05% = $0.05\div 100=5\times10^{-4}$ As we can see, 0.05% by weight is the highest solute concentration.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.