Convert the following molar concentration 0.0036 M Ca(OH)2 solution to units of ppm. (Answer is 270 ppm)
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You know the molar concentration, 0.0036 M, which means you have 0.0036 moles in one liter of solution. One liter is 1000 mL or 1000 g since the density of water is 1g/ml
1. Find the formula mass of Ca(OH)2
2. Multiply the formula mass * the molarity (0.0036 M), this tells you how many grams in 1000 grams. Let this be X grams.
3. Set up a ratio: X grams (from #2)/1000 g = Y grams/1000000 g
Solve for Y, the # of grams in one million grams of water, which is also the ppm.
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