What is the #"molality"# of a #5.0*g# mass of toluene dissolved in #255*g# of benzene?
Here, you could equally have a solution of benzene in toluene or a solution of toluene in benzene. The advantage of using molality, or opposed to molarity, is that because we have used mass as the measure of solvent, molality is independent of volume. Temperature would affect the volume of both toluene and benzene, therefore, a measurement of molality is independent of temperature.
The molality is calculated by:
The molality then: