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« on: June 27, 2005, 10:23:42 PM »
I am needing help on a problem.  

A solution is prepared by adding 15.0 g of nitric acid to water and diluting the solution to 500.0 mL (total solution volume)
What is the Molarity of the nitrate ion?

I know that if you were getting the Molarity of nitric acid it would be

15g HNO3 x (1 mole HNO3/63g HNO3) = 0.238 M HNO3

but if you are only needing the Molarity of the nitrate ion, would you use 15g NO3- in your equation, or something different?

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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2005, 10:54:00 PM »
Yes you would. An esoteric step would be to make the ratio that 1 mol of HNO3 = 1 mol of NO3-.
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