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Ascorbic acid (vitamin c) is a water soluble vitamin. An aqueous solution of ascorbic acid has 27.7% ascorbic acid by mass at 55 degrees Celsius. The density of the solution is 1.22 g/ml. Calculate the molarity of the solution.

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Step 1

Given: 

Density of solution = 1.22 g /mL

percentage composition of ascorbic acid = 27.7 % (by mass)

Molarity = ? (to be calculated)

Step 2

We know that 

molar mass of ascorbic acid is 176.12 g /mL

Step 3

Formula used: 

Molarity = moles of solute / volum...

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