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Homework Help: Mass percent related problems

  1. Feb 27, 2010 #1
    a pb-contaminated water sample contains .0011% pb by mass. how much of the water (in mL) contains 150mg of pb. the density of the solution is 1.0g/mL.

    to solve that would you just start with 150mg of pb then convert that to grams, use the mass % as a conversion factor by making it 100g sample/ .0011g pb then use the remaining mass as the mass of the water so i end up with grams of water then use the density to figure out milliLiters of water?

    150mg pb * 1gpb/10^3mgpb * 100g sample/.0011g Pb * 99.9989 g water/ 100g sample * 1ml / 1.0g = 13636.21364 mL

    did i do that right or is that wrong?

    another problem

    how many moles of potassium sulfate are present in a 240.0 g sample of a 35% potassium sulfate sample by mass?

    this is my calculation:

    240.0g sample * 35g k2so4/100g sample * 1mole k2so4/ 174.26g k2so4 = .4766 moles k2so4

    does that look right or did i do it wrong?
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