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Depending on the quantity of particles, especially molecules or ions, but not on their chemical nature: colligative properties.


(General Physics) (of a physical property of a substance) depending on the concentrations of atoms, ions, and molecules that are present rather than on their nature


(ˈkɒl ɪˌgeɪ tɪv)

(of the properties of a substance) depending on the number of molecules or atoms rather than on their nature.
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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.
Methods based on colligative properties like osmotic pressure, and Raoult's law yield the number average molecular weight, whereas light scattering methods yield the weight average molecular weight.