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Homework Help: Check my Answer - Let me know if its right or wrong

  1. Feb 16, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A mixture is 45.0 % of NaCl (inert) and 55.0 % BaCl2 * 2H20 . If 4.165 g of this mixture is heated until all of the hydrate is decomposed, what mass of solid residue will be left ?


    2. Relevant equations

    1 mole substance = grams of substance
    1 mole of substance = 6.022E23 of substance ( avogardo number)
    Nacl = 58.443
    Bacl2*2H20 = 244.236

    3. The attempt at a solution

    1.

    4.165 g Nacl(s)Bacl2*2H20 | 1 mole of Nacl + Bacl2*2H20
    --------------------------------------------------------- = 0.0137 mol
    | 302.679 g Nacl + Bacl2 * 2H20

    2.

    0.0137 mol Nacl+Bacl2*2H20 | 1 Mole of Nacl + Bacl2
    ------------------------------------------------ = 0.00685
    | 2 Mole of 2H20

    3.

    0.00658 mol Nacl + Bacl2 | 266.679 Nacl + Bacl2 (mass)
    ----------------------------------------------------- = 1.75 | 1 mole of Nacl + Bacl2


    Final Answer = 1.75 g of Nacl Bacl2

    does this sound right ?


    Thanks
    Ben
     
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  3. Feb 16, 2010 #2

    Lok

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    Did you use any of those % you are given, they are important.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2010 #3
    No, How do I use them in formula ? is my setup wrong ?
     
  5. Feb 16, 2010 #4

    Lok

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    % are usually by mass if not specified otherwise.

    So of the 4.165g 45% is NaCl and 55%is BaCl2. Considering that you can find out the mass of salt and the mass of hidrated BaCl2. From there you get the moles then the weight of the water contained and finally by substracting the mass of water from the initial weight you get your answer.
     
  6. Feb 16, 2010 #5
    how about this

    2.20975 g | 1 mol
    ------------------ = 0.00904 mol BaCl2*2H20
    | 244.20 g

    0.00904 mol | 2 mol H20
    ----------------------- = 0.01808
    1 mol of Bacl2 * 2H20

    0.01808 mol | 36 g
    ---------------- = 0.65088 g
    1 mol

    4.165 - 0.65088 g = 3.51412 g

    ?

    Answer = 3.58644 g
     
  7. Feb 17, 2010 #6

    Lok

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    Some corrections above
     
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