# Question #c9ede

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#### Answer:

Here's what I got.

#### Explanation:

Start by looking up the **molar masses** of calcium fluoride, sulfuric acid, and hydrogen fluoride

#M_ ("M CaF"_2) = "78.07 g mol"^(-1)#

#M_ ("H"_ 2"SO"_ 4) = "98.08 g mol"^(-1)#

#M_ ("HF") = "20.01 g mol"^(-1)#

Convert these values from *grams per mole* to *kilograms per mole* -- remember that

#M_ ("M CaF"_2) = "0.07807 kg mol"^(-1)#

#M_ ("H"_ 2"SO"_ 4) = "0.09808 kg mol"^(-1)#

#M_ ("HF") = "0.02001 kg mol"^(-1)#

Now, notice that **for every** **mole** of calcium fluoride that takes part in the reaction, the reaction consumes **mole** of sulfuric acid and produces **moles** of hydrogen fluoride.

In other words, for every

#2 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("moles HF"))) * "0.02001 kg"/(1color(red)(cancel(color(black)("mole HF")))) = "0.04002 kg"#

of hydrogen fluoride.

In your case, you know that the reaction produced

#2.84 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("kg HF"))) * "0.07807 kg CaF"_2/(0.04002color(red)(cancel(color(black)("kg HF")))) = color(darkgreen)(ul(color(black)("5.5 kg CaF"_2)))#

This means that the percent purity of the sample was

#"% CaF"_2 = (5.5 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("kg"))))/(6.0color(red)(cancel(color(black)("kg")))) xx 100% = color(darkgreen)(ul(color(black)(92%)))#

The values are rounded to two **sig figs**, the number of sig figs you have for the mass of calcium fluoride and of sulfuric acid.