Copper(II) fluoride contains 37.42% F by mass. Use this percentage to calculate the mass of fluorine in grams contained in 28.5 g of copper(II) fluoride.

Solution 75P

Here, we are going to calculate the mass of fluorine in grams contained in 28.5 g of copper(II) fluoride.

Step 1:

Mass percentage gives the concentration of an element in a compound. Mathematically, it can be calculated by the following formula:

Mass percent of an element X = (mass of the element X / total mass of compound) x 100 % ------------(1)