What molar quantity is present in a 0.5*mL of 5.0*mol*L^-1 acetic acid?

Sep 7, 2017

Do you realize what you have asked....?

Explanation:

$\text{what is the volume of a 0.5 mL volume of acetic acid?}$

You might want the number of moles of acetic acid contained in such a volume....and in that case, since.....

$\text{Concentration"="Moles of solute"/"Volume of solution}$, we take the product.....$\text{moles"="concentration"xx"volume}$.....

$= 0.5 \cdot \cancel{m L} \times {10}^{-} 3 \cdot \cancel{L \cdot m {L}^{-} 1} \times 5 \cdot m o l \cdot \cancel{{L}^{-} 1} = 0.0025 \cdot m o l$.

Sep 7, 2017

Maybe: 100 mL

Explanation:

I don't think you ignore that "ml" in "0.5 ml" is the measure of volume. In this case, you don't want to search for the volume you already know.

As you mispelled "acitic" instead of acetic, your question makes sense if you also mispelled "ml" instead of "mol".

Thus, let us assume the right question is "How to find volume of 0.5 mol of 5M of acitic acid?

5M means 5 moles of acetic acid per liter of solution. If you want 0.5 moles, that is one tenth of 5 moles, you will take just one tenth of one liter, i.e. 0.1 L = 100 mL of that solution.