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    How is reverse osmosis related to the colligative properties of solutions?

    What are other colligative properties? How are they similar or different? What common factors are present in equations for colligative properties?
    Why do you think any given factors are associated with a particular colligative property?

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    There are 4 colligative properties namely:
    1. Vapor pressure lowering
    2. Boiling point elevation
    3. Freezing point depression
    4. Osmotic pressure

    The similarity among these 4 colligative properties is that, they all depend on the amount of solute present, and not on the identity of the solute. The necessary equations involved in colligative properties are:
    1. For Vapor pressure lowering:

    P = xsolvent P0
    Where P = vapor pressure of solution
    P0 = vapor pressure of pure solvent
    xsolvent = mole fraction of the solvent

    xsolvent = moles of solvent/(moles solvent + moles solute)

    2. For Boiling point ...

    Solution Summary

    The colligative properties of solutions are examined. The given factors are associated with a particular colligative properties are examined.