# What is the symbol for cryoscopic constant?

The cryoscopic constant is denoted by kf

### Cryoscopic constant

It is the depression of the freezing point of the solvent produced on dissolving one mole of a substance in 1000g of it. It is also called molal depression constant. It may also be defined as the molal depression constant. The cryoscopic constant is denoted by kf.

• The Kf for water is 1.853 K kg mol1.
• The value of kf depends on the nature of solvent only as its characteristic constant.