February 26, 2017

Homework Help: Chemistry

Posted by Mary on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 10:08pm.

I'm practicing for my lab final and I came across a question I do not understand...

If a 0.092 g sample of a 1:1 mixture of acetylferrocene and ferrocene was separated by column chromatography, and the recovered fractions weighed 0.019 g (acetylferrocene) and 0.020 g (ferrocene), what was the percent recovery of acetylferrocene ?

a. 20.6%
b. 41.3%
c. 21.7%
d. 43.5%

I thought the answer was (a) because .019/.092 x 100 = 20.7, but it is saying the answer is (b). Can anyone please explain this? Thank you.

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