Does the protein solution (albumen) have a high molarity? What is th evidence for your conclusion?

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Unless you have been given other information about the exact nature of this solution, I feel that this may be a trick question. Remember that molarity (M) is defined as the number of moles of a solute divided by the total number of liters of the entire solution (solute + solvent). The equation is as follows:

M = mol solute / L solution

Albumen is an incredibly large molecule. It's chemical formula is C123H193N35O37. Therefore, by size alone it may appear as if it would have a high molarity. But remember that molarity is simply a measurement of the proportion of solute in the overall solution. Therefore it could be either very...

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Last Updated by eNotes Editorial on December 24, 2019