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What mass of sugar \[{{\rm{C}}_{{\rm{12}}}}{{\rm{H}}_{{\rm{22}}}}{{\rm{O}}_{{\rm{11}}}}\] (\[{{\rm{M}}_{\rm{0}}} = {\rm{342}}\]) must be dissolved in \[4.0\,{\rm{kg}}\]of\[{{\rm{H}}_{\rm{2}}}{\rm{O}}\] to yield a solution that will freeze at \[ - 3.72{\,^{\rm{0}}}{\rm{C}}\]?
(Take \[{K_{\rm{f}}} = \,1.86{\,^{\rm{0}}}{\rm{C}}{{\rm{m}}^{{\rm{ - 1}}}}\]).

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As we know that, the colligative properties depend upon the number of solute particles. There are four types of colligative properties in which by one property, the above question can be solved.

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It is known that as the sugar (solute) is dissolved in water it occupies the position of water and now there is a small number of molecules of water so the freezing point becomes low and that is known by depression in freezing point.

For depression in freezing point of a solvent, we have a relationship between the depression in the freezing point and molality of the solution that can be written as follows:
$\Delta {T_f} = {K_f}{\rm{m}}$

Here, $\Delta {T_f}$ is represented as the depression in the freezing point of the solvent, ${K_f}$ is the molal depression constant for the given solvent and ${\rm{m}}$ is the molality of the solution.
We are given as
\[{K_{\rm{f}}} = \,1.86{\,^{\rm{0}}}{\rm{C}}{{\rm{m}}^{{\rm{ - 1}}}} = 274.86\,{\rm{K}}{{\rm{m}}^{{\rm{ - 1}}}}\]
\[{{\rm{M}}_{\rm{0}}} = {\rm{342}}\]
\[{{\rm{M}}_{\rm{2}}} = {\rm{4}}\,{\rm{kg}}\]
\[{\rm{\Delta }}{{\rm{T}}_{\rm{f}}}\]=\[ - 3.72{\,^{\rm{0}}}{\rm{C}} = {\rm{269}}{\rm{.28}}\,{\rm{K}}\]
Now, first of all we will calculate the molality by the above equation.
{\rm{269}}{\rm{.28}}\,{\rm{K}} = {\rm{274}}{\rm{.86}}\,{\rm{K}}{{\rm{m}}^{{\rm{ - 1}}}}{\rm{ \times m}}\\
{\rm{m}} = \dfrac{{{\rm{269}}{\rm{.28}}\,{\rm{K}}}}{{{\rm{274}}{\rm{.86}}\,{\rm{K}}{{\rm{m}}^{{\rm{ - 1}}}}}}\\
 = {\rm{0}}{\rm{.98}}\,{\rm{m}}
Now, we know that molarity is defined as the number of solute particles dissolved in per kilogram of solvent. The solvent is water and suppose \[{{\rm{w}}_{\rm{0}}}\] is weight of sugar which is our question.
molality(m) \, = \, \dfrac{\rm(w_0/M_0)} {\rm{solvent(g)}} \times 1000 ---(ii)
Now, putting the values in the above equation, we get,
{{\rm{w}}_{\rm{0}}} = {\rm{4}}\,{\rm{kg}} \times {\rm{0}}{\rm{.98}}\,{\rm{m \times 0}}{\rm{.342}}\dfrac{{{\rm{kg}}}}{{{\rm{mole}}}}\\
 = {\rm{1}}{\rm{.34}}\,{\rm{kg}}

Therefore, the mass of the sugar is \[{\rm{1}}{\rm{.34}}\,{\rm{kg}}\].


We can also calculate the other values by using the above formula such as depression in freezing point, weight of solvent etc.