Posted by Nathalie on Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 10:16pm.
How many kilograms of aluminum can be extracted from 2.0 metric tons of the ore 'alumina' (Al2O3)?
Chemistry - Nathalie, Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 10:19pm
Would you take the percentage of aluminum in the ore:
53.96/101.96 = 52.92
then take that much out of 2.0 metric tons or 2000 kg?
So would it be 1058.40 kilograms?
Chemistry - DrBob222, Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 10:22pm
Convert 2.0 metric tons Al2O3 to grams Al2O3.
Convert grams Al2O3 to mols Al2O3.
Convert mols Al2O3 to mols Al knowing that there are 2 mols Al for every mol Al2O3.
Convert mols Al to grams Al remembering that mols x atomic mass = grams.
Finally, convert grams Al to kg Al.
Check my thinking.
Post your work if you get stuck.
Chemistry - Nathalie, Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 10:26pm
So.. my work wasn't right. Above your message?
Chemistry - DrBob222, Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 10:29pm
No, your answer is correct. I just did it the long way. You took the short route. Very good.
Chemistry - Nathalie, Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 10:32pm
Ok thanks so much.
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