# molality

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## molality

[mo-lal´ĭ-te]
the number of moles of a solute per kilogram of solvent. See also molarity.

## mo·lal·i·ty (m),

(mō-lal'i-tē),
Moles of solute per kilogram of solvent; the molarity is equal to mρ/(ltmM), where m is the molality, ρ is the density of the solution, and M is the molar mass of the solute. Compare: molarity.

## molality

A fraction of a solution expressed in moles of solute/kg of solvent.

## mo·lal·i·ty

(mō-lal'i-tē)
Moles of solute per kilogram of solvent; the molarity is equal to mρ/(1 + mM), where m is the molality, ρ is the density of the solution, and M is the molar mass of the solute.
Compare: molarity

## molality

Number of moles (see MOLE 2.) of solute in 1000 g of solvent.

## molality

the number of MOLES of a solute present in a kilogram of pure solvent.
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The new generation of direct-reading glucose sensors detect the molality of glucose .
The molality results from the direct-reading sensor can be multiplied by a factor derived from the ratio of the water concentrations of calibrator and sample to yield the true glucose concentration.

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