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TUTORIAL SHEET-I

(CONDUCTANCE)

1. Specific conductance of a decinormal solution of KCl at 18 C is 1.12Sm-1. The resistance


of a conductivity cell containing solution at the same temperature is 55ohm. What is the
cell constant?
2. The specific conductance of an N/50 solution of KCl at 25C is 0.002765 cm-1-1. If the
resistance of cell containing this solution is 400, what is the cell constant?
3. The specific conductance of N/5 KCl solution at 25C is 0.002780mho. The resistance of
the cell containing this solution is 500. Calculate the cell constant.
4. If the resistance of N/50 KCl solution in a cell is 100, calculate the cell constant.
5. Calculate the cell constant if the dimensions of the electrodes are 0.95cm & 1.015cm and
the two electrodes are separated by 0.45cm.
6. The resistance of a 0.01M solution of an electrolyte is 210 at 25C. Calculate the molar
conductance of the solution at the same temperature. The cell constant is 0.88cm-1.
7. The resistance of 0.5M solution of an electrolyte in a cell was found to be 45. Calculate
the molar conductance of the solution if the electrodes of the cell are 2.2cm apart and
have an area of 3.8cm2.
8. 0.5N solution of a salt placed between two platinum electrodes, 20cm apart and of area
4cm2 has a resistance of 25. Calculate equivalent conductance of the solution.
9. The specific conductance of an N/10 solution of KCl at 25C is 0.002765-1. If the
resistance of cell containing this solution is 400, what is the cell constant?
10. The resistance of decinormal solution of a salt occupying a volume between two platinum
electrodes 1.80cm apart and 5.4cm2 in area was found to be 32. Calculate equivalent
conductance of the solution.
11. 0.5N solution of a salt placed between two platinum electrodes, 20cm apart and of area
4cm2 has a resistance of 25. Calculate the equivalent conductance of the solution.
12. The resistance of 0.1N solution is 2.5x103. Calculate equivalent conductance of the
solution. Cell constant = 1.15cm-1.
13. The resistance of a 0.5N solution of an electrolyte occupying a volume between two
platinum electrodes 1.72cm apart having an area o 4.5cm 2 is 25. Calculate the
equivalent conductance of the solution.
14. 0.1N solution of CH3COONa was placed between two electrodes 0.72cm apart with an
area of 2.25cm2. The resistance of solution was 52.40. Calculate the specific and
equivalent conductance of the solution.
15. The resistance of N/100 solution of an electrolyte was found to be 210 at 25C.
Calculate the equivalent conductance of the solution. (Cell constant = 0.88).
16. Resistance of 0.01M aqueous solution of an electrolyte at room temperature is 420 and
cell constant is 84m-1. Calculate the molar conductance.
17. Calculate the specific and molar conductance of a 0.0075M aqueous solution of KCl.
Given: conductance is 1.49x10-3S and cell constant is 1.05cm-1.
18. A conductivity cell is filled with 0.05M KCl. Its specific conductance and observed
resistance is 6.67x10-3-1cm-1 and 243, respectively. When the cell is filled with 0.01M
NaOH, observed resistance is 681. Calculate specific and molar conductance of 0.01M
NaOH.
19. The resistance of a cell containing 0.02M KCl solution at 25C was found to be 17. The
specific conductance of this solution is 27.7x10 -3-1cm-1. An exactly 0.01M solution of
another substance in the same cell had a resistance of 57. Calculate the equivalent
conductance of this substance.
20. In a particular cell, 0.01M solution of KCl gave a resistance of 15 while 0.01M solution
of HCl gave a resistance of 51.4 at the same temperature. If the specific conductance o
0.01M KCl is 0.1409Sm-1, calculate cell constant, specific conductance and equivalent
conductance of HCl solution.
21. A conductivity cell on being filled with a 0.02M solution at 25C showed a resistance of
165. The specific conductance of KCl solution used is 2.77x10-3-1cm-1. The same cell
containing 0.01M NaCl solution gave an electrical resistance o 384. Calculate the
specific and equivalent conductance of NaCl solution.
22. The specific conductance o water is 7.6x10-2Sm-1 and the specific conductance of 0.1M
aqueous solution of KCl is 1.1639Sm-1. A cell has a resistance of 33.20 when filled with
0.1M KCl solution and 300 when filled with 0.1M CH 3COOH solution. Calculate the
molar conductance of acetic acid.
23. A conductivity cell filled with 0.1M solution of KCl at 25C has a measured resistance of
24.96. Calculate the cell constant if the specific conductance for 0.1M solution of KCl
is 0.011639-1cm-1 and that for conductivity water is 7.5x10-8-1cm-1. When the cell is
filled with a 0.01M solution of CH3COOH, the cell resistance is 1982. Calculate the
molar conductivity of CH3COOH at this concentration.

Answers

1 0.56 cm-1 2 1.106 cm-1


3 1.39 cm-1 4 0.2765 cm-1
5 0.4668 cm-1 6 419.04 -1cm2mol-1
7 25.73 -1cm2mol-1 8 400 -1cm2eq-1
9 1.106 cm-1 10 104.16 -1cm2eq-1
11 400 -1cm2eq-1 12 4.6 -1cm2eq-1
13 30.57 -1cm2eq-1 14 61.069 -1cm2eq-1
15 419.047 -1cm2eq-1 16 200 -1cm2eq-1
17 0.0015645 -cm-1 18 0.00238 -1cm-1
208.6 -1cm2mol-1 238 -1cm2mol-1
19 0.0082614 -1cm-1 20 0.0021135 cm-1
826.14 -1cm2mol-1 4.112 x 10-4 -1cm-1
41.12 -1cm2eq-1
21 1.1902 x 10-3 -1cm-1 22 0.528 Scm2mol-1
119.02 -1cm2eq-1
23 14.652 -1cm2mol-1