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## Solution for problem 81P Chapter 6

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Problem 81P

Calculate the mass percent composition of each element in each compound.

(a) C2H4O2

(b) CH2O2

(c) C3H9N

(d) C4H12N2

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Solution 81P

The percent composition of a compound is calculated with the molecular formula: divide the mass of each element found in one mole of the compound by the total molar mass of the compound.

a)Mass of C2H402 = 2(12) + 4(1) + 2(16) = 24 + 4 + 32 = 60

Mass of C is C2H402 = 2(12) = 24

Percentage mass = Mass of element in compound / Mass of total compound * 100

= 24/ 60 * 100 =40%

b)mass of  CH2O2= 12+2(1)+2(16)=46.

Mass of C inCH2O2=12

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