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## Solution for problem 100P Chapter 5

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Problem 100P

Name each compound and calculate its formula mass.

(a) Al2(SO4)3

(b) P2O3

(c) HClO(aq)

(d) Cr(C2H3O2)3

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Solution 100P

Here, we are going to write the name and calculate the formula mass.

Formula mass is the average mass of the molecule of a compound.

Formula mass of a molecule can be calculated by using the following formula.

Formula mass = (no of atoms of the element ) x (atomic mass of 1st element) + (no of atoms of the element ) x (atomic mass of 2nd  element) +...

(a) Al2(SO4)3

The chemical name of the compound is Aluminium sulfate.

Formula mass

=  2 x(atomic mass of Al)+ 3 x(atomic mass of S )+12 (atomic mass of O)

= 1 x 26.98 amu +3 x 32.065 amu + 12 x 16.00 amu

=53.96 amu + 96.195 amu + 192 amu

= 342.155 amu

The formula mass of Al2(SO4)3 is 342.15 amu.

(b) P2O3

The chemical name of the compound is Diphosphorus Trioxide.

Formula mass

=  2 x(atomic mass of P)+ 3 x(atomic mass of O )

= 2 x 30.97 amu +3 x 16.00 amu

=61.94...

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