February 27, 2017

Homework Help: chemistry

Posted by Jamie Marie on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 2:59pm.

How would you find the empirical formula for this... a substance was found by analysis to contain 20% by mass calcium and 80% by mass bromine.

Would it be CaBr2?

This is what I did...

50g Ca * 20 mol Ca/801.56g Ca = .499 mol Ca

80g Br * 80 mol Br/6392.32g Br = 1.001 mol Br

1.001/.499 = 2 so CaBr2

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