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Determine the mass of gold that can be extracted if 25.0g of sodium cyanide is used.
4Au+8NaCN+O2--->4NaAu(CN)2+4NaOH

  • Chemistry - , Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 3:23pm

    Convert 25.00 g NaCN to moles. moles = grams/molar mass.

    Using the coefficients in the balanced equation, convert moles NaCN to moles Au.

    Now convert moles Au to grams. g = moles x molar mass.

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