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Solved: A compound containing selenium and fluorine is decomposed in the laboratory and

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo J Tro ISBN: 9780321910295 34

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Problem 88P

Problem 88P

A compound containing selenium and fluorine is decomposed in the laboratory and produces 2.231 g of selenium and 3.221 g of fluorine. Calculate the empirical formula of the compound.

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Solution 88P

The atomic weight of Se = 78.96 g/mol. The amount of Se produced = 2.231g

For Se:

mole = 2.231g / 78.96g/mol

mole = 0.028254812

Atomic weight of F = 19.00g/mol . The amount of F produced = 3.221g

For F:

mole = 3.221g / 19.00g/mol

mole = 0.169526315

Divide both values by the lower value: 0.028254812 .

Se: 0.028254812 / 0.028254812 = 1

F: 0.169526315 / 0.028254812 = 6

Empirical formula: SeF (Answer)

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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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