Cisplatin (right), or Platinol, is used in the treatment of certain cancers. Calculate (a) the moles of compound in 285.3 g of cisplatin;
(b) the number of hydrogen atoms in 0.98 mol of cisplatin.
Cisplatin is an anticancer drug. The chemical formula of cisplatin is
- Here, we have to determine the moles of compound in 285.3 g of cisplatin.
The molar mass of Cis- [Pt(NH3)2Cl2] = 300.1 g/mol
The moles of Cis- [Pt(NH3)2Cl2] = (285.3 g cisplatin)
= 0.9507 mol cisplatin
Therefore, 0.9507 mol cisplatin is in 285.3 g of cisplatin.