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Homework Help: Chemistry

Posted by Monique on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 1:32am.

Very confused!
Converting between grams of a compound and grams of a constituent element

Determine the mass of oxygen in a 5.8 g of NaHCO3
5.8 g NaCHO3 * 1 mol NaCHO3/ 84.01 NaCHO3 * 48.00 mol O / 1 mol NaCHO3 * 16.00 g O/ 1 mol = I got 53 but the answer is 3.3 g O
Help what am I doing wrong

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