The solution of sulfuric acid is 80percent by weight. The specific gravity of this solution is 1.73. The normality of the solution is_______

Asked by Priyanka.M.v | 9th Jul, 2010, 07:35: PM

Expert Answer:

Specific gravity is the ratio of density of a substance compared to the density of fresh water at 4°C (39° F). At this temperature the density of water is at its greatest value and equal 1 g/mL. Since specific gravity is a ratio, so it has no units.

Sp. gr. = 1.73

= 1.73 g/mL

1730 g/L

% weight = 80%

Therefore, 1730 x 0.80 = 1384 g/L of H2S04

MW H2S04 = 98

E.W. = 49

1N H2S04 = 49 g/L

1384 g/L / 49 g/L= 28.24N

Answered by  | 21st Jul, 2010, 05:09: PM

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