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col·li·ga·tive

(ko-lig'ă-tiv),
1. Depending on numbers of particles.
2. Referring to properties of solutions that depend only on the concentration of dissolved substances and not on their nature (for example, osmotic pressure, elevation of boiling point, vapor pressure lowering, freezing point depression).
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The solution and its colligative properties are akin to coolant in a car radiator.
The 28 experiments include specific heats of substances, chromatography, reaction stoichiometry, gravimetric analysis of a chloride compound, the concentration of acetic acid in vinegar, colligative properties, and gas laws.
In practice, these water contents are considered to be negligible, since the osmotic pressure of many solutions increases more than linearly with concentration, and because of colligative properties of the cellular ultrastructure.