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Empirical formula of an oxide

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Homework Statement



An oxide of chlorine was analysed. A 0.366 g sample was found to contain 0.224 g of oxygen.

Calculate the empirical formula of this oxide.


The Attempt at a Solution



Cl = 0.366/35.5 = 0.10

O = 0.224/16 = 0.014
 

Answers and Replies

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The mass of chlorine is not 0.366 it's 0.366-0.224=0.142
 

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