Colligative Properties

    A colligative property is any property that depends on the concentration of solute particles in a solution but not on their identity. Colligative properties only apply to solutions.

      Raoult's Law

        P = mole fraction of solvent x Po

        where P is the partial pressure of solvent vapor from a solution,Po is the partial pressure of vapor from pure solvent, and the mole fraction of the solvent is concentration of solvent particles / concentration of all particles in a solution.

          (Note: Vapor pressure isthe pressure of a gas that collects above a liquid in a closed container. The gas and the liquid are in dynamic equilibrium.)

        DP = mole fraction of solute x Po

      Boiling Point Elevation

        In dilute solutions,DTBP= kb x molality of solute particles
        where kb is the molal B.P. elevation constant

      Freezing Point Depression

        DTFP= -kf x molality of solute particles
        where kf is the molal freezing point depression constant

      Osmotic Pressure

        The osmotic pressure of a solution is the minimumpressure needed to prevent osmosis of pure water across a semipermeable membrane into this solution.

        Osmotic pressure= RT [solute particles]

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