# When 1.94 g of vitaminK is dissolved in 25.0 g of camphor, the freezing point of the sol'n is lowered by 6.51∘C. What's the molarmass of vK.?

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- hcbiochemLv 78 months ago
I found the Kf for camphor to be 37.7 C/m (If that is not the value you are given, just replace that in the calculation below and recalculate.)

Calculate the molality of the solution:

Delta Tf = Kf m

6.51 C = 37.7 C/m (m)

m = 0.1727 m = 0.1727 moles vitamin K / kilogram camphor

The solution was made with 1.94 g vitamin K/0.025 kg camphor = 77.6 g/kg

Dividing those two values gives:

77.6 g/kg / 0.1727 mol/kg = 449 g/mol

The accepted value for its molar mass is 450.7 g/mol

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