# An Ore contains 19.6 %

alicia113
An Ore contains 19.6 %...

Question:

An ore contains 19.6% of the mineral stibnite, Sb2S3, which is a source of the element Sb. how much ore must be processed in order to obtain 47.0kg of Sb?

My Work:

(47000g Sb)((153.825g Sb2S3/ 2 (121.76 g Sb)) (100g ore/19.6g Sb2S3)

which equals 151472.5983g
151.473 Kg

i just want to know if my though process is correct and if i am suppose to multiply the mass of Sb becasue it has 2 moles ! please let me know ! thanks ! and if my Sig Fig is correct in the final answer

Mentor

i just want to know if my though process is correct

(47000g Sb)((153.825g Sb2S3/ 2 (121.76 g Sb)) (100g ore/19.6g Sb2S3)

It is not entirely wrong.

if i am suppose to multiply the mass of Sb becasue it has 2 moles !

Yes for 2, but your molar mass of Sb2S3 is completely off. 153.8 would be a molar mass for SbS.

which equals 151472.5983g
151.473 Kg

if my Sig Fig is correct in the final answer

No. How many sig figs in the data?

alicia113

It is not entirely wrong.

Yes for 2, but your molar mass of Sb2S3 is completely off. 153.8 would be a molar mass for SbS.

No. How many sig figs in the data?

oh ok.. so i multiply my sb by 2 and s by 3 .. (their masses and then add them together like normally)

Mentor

oh ok.. so i multiply my sb by 2 and s by 3 .. (their masses and then add them together like normally)

That's how you calculate molar mass, yes.