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a chemist performs the sunthesis of sodium chloride from its elements. The chemist begins with 46 grams of sodium. How many grams of sodium chloride are produced? 2Na + Cl2 --> 2NaCl

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    46 g Na is how many moles?
    46/23 = 2 moles Na.

    Looking at the equation, 2 moles Na will produce 2 moles NaCl.

    How many grams is that?
    moles x molar mass = grams.

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    How many grams of chlorine are required to react completely with 5.00 grams of sodium to produce sodium chloride ? 2na + cl2 → 2nacl

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