# The LD 50 (see problem 68) of cocaine in rats is 17.5 mg/kg. What would be the approximate lethal dose of cocaine for an 80-kg person?

### Chemistry In Focus

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### Chemistry In Focus

7th Edition
Tro + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337399692
Chapter 17, Problem 69E
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## The LD 50 (see problem 68) of cocaine in rats is 17.5 mg/kg. What would be the approximate lethal dose of cocaine for an 80-kg person?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The lethal dose of cocaine for an 80 kg person is to be determined.

Concept Introduction:

LD50 is a standard amount of drug required per kg of body weight.

In the conversion of units, the given quantity in a certain unit is expressed in another unit. This type of conversion is as follows:

(quantity given)×(conversion factor)=(quantity sought)

A conversion factor is a fraction in which the unit converted to is the numerator and the unit converted from is the denominator.

### Explanation of Solution

Given information: The LD50 of morphine in mice is 17.5 mg/kg.

First, find the conversion factor. It is given that 1 kg is equal to 17.5 mg. The conversion factor according to the definition is 17.5 mg1 kg

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