How does adding a solute to a solvent affect the boiling point of the solvent?
It usually increases the
This is an example of a so-called
And likewise, the freezing point of the solution DECREASES by an amount proportional to the mole fraction of the solute. And this is the reason in cold weather, sometimes you see grit salt spread on the roads and footpaths to melt icy patches.
Given accurate masses of solute, and accurate determinations of so-called
Note that if ionic solutes are used, the solute is conceived to break up into its constituent ions, and multiply the colligative effect.