Chemistry

Vitamin B12, cyanocobalamin, is essential for human nutrition. It is concentrated in animal tissue but not in higher plants. Although nutritional requirements for the vitamin are quite low, people who abstain completely from animal products may develop a deficiency anemia. Cyanocobalamin is the form used in vitamin supplements. It contains 4.34% cobalt by mass. Calculate the molar mass of cyanocobalamin, assuming that there is one atom of cobalt in every molecule of cyanocobalamin.

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  1. molmass=atomicmassCo/.0434

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  2. Let's see.
    If Co has a mass of 58.93 and that accounts for 4.34% of the total mass, then
    the molar mass of the compound must be
    58.93 x (100%/4.34%) = ??
    You can check this out at
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_B12

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