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Homework Help: AP Chemistry

Posted by Gabriella on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 8:30pm.

A 28.4858 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 17.3014 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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