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Chemistry 111 notes

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These notes cover chapters 3.5 and 3.7
General Chemistry 1
Dr. James Patton
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Date Created: 09/30/16
Chemistry 111 Lecture Notes (Dr. Patton) 3.5 Percent Composition of compounds  Percent Composition  Definition: The percentage by mass contributed by each element in the substance  Formula: %element= (n)(molar mass of element)/(molar mass of the compound) x 100  n: Integer, subscript/moles of a particular element EXAMPLE: Percent composition of sulfuric acid (H S2 ) 4 1. Calculate the molar mass of the compound 2 H: 2.016g Sum 4 O: 64.00g of this is 1 S: 32.07g 98.08g 2. Calculate the percent by mass of each element in formula… I will only show how to calculate the percent by mass for hydrogen but the same steps are followed for oxygen and sulfur. %H= (2)(1.008)/(98.09) x 100= 2.055% **The sum of all the percentages should equal 100%**  The percent composition by mass is the same for the molecular formula and the empirical formula of a compound. This means that the empirical formula can be used to calculate the empirical formula of a compound  Empirical formula from percent by mass composition  EXAMPLE: calculate the empirical formula of this unknown compound using percent composition by mass composition. Given C:10.4% S:27.8% Cl:61.7% Steps 1. Convert each of our data into grams assuming we have 100g of sample C:10.4g S:27.8g Cl:61.7g 2. Determine number of moles by using molar mass as a conversion factor C:10.4gC x 1molC/12.01gC=.866 mol C S:27.8gS x 1 molS/32.06 g S= .866 mol S Cl:61.7gCl x 1 molCl/34.45g Cl = 1.74 mol Cl 3. Find whole number containing ratio by dividing by the smallest amt of mol C:.866/.866 =1 S:.866/.866= 1 Cl:1.74/.866= 2 4. The least electronegative element is listed first and the most electronegative is listed last. (more about this is Ch. 8) Final answer: CSCl 2  Molecular formula from empirical formula EXAMPLE: Empirical formula for a compound is CH and i3s molar mass is 30.1 g/mol. What is the molecular formula of the unknown?  Use this formula  n= (molar mass of compound)/(empirical formula’s molar mass) n= (30.1g)/(15.03) **15.03 is the mass of CH 3* n=2 …Now multiply each subscript by 2 C 1 x 2= 3 x 6= Final answer:C 2 6  Mass of element from percent by mass composition EXAMPLE: Mass of aluminum (grams) in 371g of aluminum oxide? Mass of Al 2 3 moles of Al2O 3 moles Al mass of Al Final answer: 196 g Al 3.7 Chemical Reactions and Chemical Equations  Chemical reaction  Definition: process in which a substance or substances are changed into one or more new substances  Chemical equation  Definition: Uses chemical symbols to represent this process  Chemical equations must be balanced  The physical state of all the reactants and products are represented  Gas: (g)  Liquid: (l)  Solid: (s)  Aqueous: (aq)  Make sure to balance the equation. Change only the coefficient NOT the subscripts EXAMPLE: write a chemical equation for the formation of ammonia from hydrogen and nitrogen gas 3H 2g) + N 2g) 2NH 3(g) Product Reactant H:6 H:6 N:2 N:2


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