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Posted by valerie on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 9:10pm.

A 22.709 g sample of impure magnesium carbonate was heated to complete decomposition
according to the equation
MgCO3(s) → MgO(s) + CO2(g).
After the reaction was complete, the solid
residue (consisting of MgO and the original
impurities) had a mass of 15.3018 g. Assuming that only the magnesium carbonate had
decomposed, how much magnesium carbonate was present in the original sample?
Answer in units of g

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