Question #876a6

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Mar 16, 2017

Answer:

The formula is #"XY"_2"ZX"_4#.

Explanation:

We must determine the relative number of moles of each element.

#"Moles of x" = "0.025 mol"#

#"Moles of Y" = 3.0 × 10^22 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("atoms"))) × "1 mol"/(6.022 × 10^23 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("atoms")))) = "0.050 mol"#

#"Moles of Z" = 3.2 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("g"))) × "1 mol"/(32 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("g")))) = "0.10 mol"#

Now, we find the molar ratio of #"X:Y:Z"#.

We divide each number of moles by the smallest number (#"0.025 mol"#) and convert them to integers.

#"X:Y:Z" = 0.025/0.025:0.050/0.025:0.10/0.025 = 1:2.0:4.0 ≈ 1:2:4#

The molecular formula is #"XY"_2"Z"_4.#