Question #17866

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Jun 14, 2017

Answer:

The mixture is 35.7 % #"Mg"^"+"# and 64.3 % #"Mg"^"2+"#.

Explanation:

Let #x# be the fraction of #"Mg"# that absorbs 750 kJ.

Then (1-x) is the fraction that absorbs 1450 kJ.

#750x + 1450(1-x) = 1200#

#750x + 1450 - 1450x = 1200#

#700x = 250#

#x = 250/700 = 0.357#

∴ The mixture is 35.7 % #"Mg"^"+"# and 64.3 % #"Mg"^"2+"#.