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A 2.80 -g sample of an unknown chlorofluorocarbon is decomposed and produces 557mL of chlorine gas at a pressure of 750mm Hg and a temperature of 298K .

What is the percent chlorine (by mass) in the unknown chlorofluorocarbon?

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asked by James
  1. Use the ideal gas law to find the moles of chlorine gas Cl2 :

    n=PV/RT

    then, change the moles to mass using the mole mass of Cl2

    finally, percentCl is mass/2.80g

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