Question #e2e8f

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Jan 20, 2014

Answer:

To get the percent by mass of a mixture, you divide the mass of each component by the total mass and multiply by 100.

Explanation:

#"Percent by mass" = "mass of component"/"total mass" × 100 %#

EXAMPLE:

A mixture contains 1.203 g #"CaCO"_3# and 1.797 g #"NaCl"#. What is the percent by mass of each component?

Solution

#"Total mass" = "(1.203 + 1.797) g" = "3.000 g"#

#"% by mass CaCO"_3 = "1.203 g"/"3.000 g" × 100 % = 40.10 %#

#"% by mass NaCl" = "1.797 g"/"3.000 g" × 100 % = 59.90 %#