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Empirical formula of an oxide

  1. Oct 9, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    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.


    3. The attempt at a solution

    Cl = 0.366/35.5 = 0.10

    O = 0.224/16 = 0.014
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 9, 2009 #2
    The mass of chlorine is not 0.366 it's 0.366-0.224=0.142
     
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