Answer the following in one or two sentences. How is van’t Hoff factor related to degree of ionization?

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Answer the following in one or two sentences.

How is van’t Hoff factor related to degree of ionization?

Solution:

The van’t Hoff factor is related to degree of ionization as follows:

i = 1 + α (n – 1)

or

α = i-1n-1

where, α = Degree of ionization/dissociation

i = van’t Hoff factor

n = Moles of ions obtained from ionization of 1 mole of electrolyte.