# Molarity of 30% (w/w) Hydrochloric Acid (HCl)

The molarity of 30% (w/w) Hydrochloric Acid is 9.46 M.

## OVERVIEW A 30% (w/w) Hydrochloric Acid is a clear colorless aqueous solution of Hydrogen chloride (HCl) gas. It can be purchased from many suppliers.

The “%” refers to solution concentration in percentage and “(w/w)” refers to solute and solution amount given in grams (i.e., percentage by weight). This means a 30% (w/w) hydrochloric acid contains 30 g of HCl per 100 g of solution.
The density of 30% (w/w) Hydrochloric acid solution is 1.15 g/ml at 20°C which means the weight of the 1 ml of the hydrochloric acid solution is 1.15 g at 20°C.

Molarity refers to the number of moles of the solute present in 1 liter of solution. To calculate the Molarity of 30% (w/w) hydrochloric acid, you need to know how many moles of HCl are present in 1 liter of solution.

In simple words, 1 mole is equal to the molecular weight of the substance. For example, 1 mole of Hydrogen chloride is equal to 36.46 g of hydrogen chloride (Molecular Weight: 36.46). To calculate the molarity, one must first calculate how much Hydrogen chloride is present in 1 L of 30% Hydrochloric acid. Once we know the amount of HCl present in 1 L solution, we can calculate the molarity of the solution by dividing the HCl amount by the molecular weight. # Calculation procedure: Molarity of 30% (w/w) Hydrochloric acid (HCl)

## Step 1: Calculate the volume of 100 grams of Hydrochloric acid.Formula:

Density = Weight/Volume

OR

Volume = Weight/Density

The volume of 100 g of Hydrochloric acid: 100/1.15 = 86.9565 ml

Note: 30% (w/w) hydrochloric acid means 100 g of solution contains 30 g of HCl.

The volume of 100 g of Hydrochloric acid is 86.9565 ml which means 30 g of HCl is present in 86.9565 ml of Hydrochloric acid.

## Step 2: Calculate how many grams of HCl is present in 1000 ml of Hydrochloric acid.

86.9565 ml of Hydrochloric acid contains   = 30 grams of HCl
1 ml of Hydrochloric acid will contain      =   30/86.9565 grams of HCl

1000 ml of Hydrochloric acid will contain = (1000 x 30)/86.9565 = 345.00 grams of HCl

1000 ml of Hydrochloric acid will contain 345.00 grams of HCl.

## Step 3: Calculate the number of moles of HCl in 345.00 grams of HCl.

36.46 g of HCl is equal to 1 mole.

1 g of HCl will be equal to 1/36.46 moles.

345.00 grams of Hydrogen chloride will be equal to = (345.00 x 1)/36.46 = 9.46 moles

Therefore, we can say that 1 liter of Hydrochloric acid contains 9.46 moles of HCl or in other words molarity of 30% (w/w) Hydrochloric acid is equal to 9.46 M.

## Molarity of 30% (w/w) Hydrochloric acid (HCl) Calculator – Calculate the molarity of concentrated Hydrochloric acid (HCl)

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Hydrogen Chloride (HCl) Molecular weight: 36.46 g/mole

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Molarity of Hydrochloric acid: 9.46 M 