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A student determines the cobalt(II) content of a solution by first precipitating it as cobalt(II) hydroxide, and then decomposing the hydroxide to cobalt(II) oxide by heating. How many grams of cobalt(II) oxide should the student obtain if her solution contains 46.0 mL of 0.561 M cobalt(II) nitrate?

1. 0
2. 11
1. Co(NO3)2 ==> Co(OH)2 --> CoO

mols Co(NO3)2 = M x L = ?
mols CoO = mols Co(OH)2 = mols Co(NO3)2
grams CoO = mols x molar masss

posted by DrBob222
2. how many grams is that?

posted by jen
3. sorry i am stuck on many questions that's why used diff names. i need help and be grateful if u can help but most questions I don't know how to work it out.

posted by jenny
For this problem all you need is two steps. M x L = mols and mol x molar mass = grams.

posted by DrBob222
5. i don't know much about chemitry that's why its confusing

I don't know how to calculate them

posted by jenny
6. Step 1. Pick out M x L. That's in the problem. M is 0.561; L is 0.046 L.

M x L = ? you can do on your calculator.

Step 2. grams = mols x molar mass
You have mols from the calculator. Multiply that by the molar mass of CoO. You can calculate that from the periodic table. Co = about 58.93 and O is 16 so 58.93 + 16 = ?

posted by DrBob222

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