Question #ffa43

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Jul 8, 2017

Answer:

#"131 g"#

Explanation:

The idea here is that you can convert between the number of grams present in a sample of cerium(III) oxide and the number of moles it contains by using the compound's molar mass.

Cerium(III) oxide has a molar mass of #color(blue)("328.24 g")# #"mol"^(-1)#, which means that every #1# mole of cerium(III) oxide has a mass of #color(blue)("328.24 g")#.

You can thus use the molar mass of the compound as a conversion factor to determine the number of grams of cerium(III) oxide that would contain #0.400# moles.

#0.400 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("moles Ce"_2"O"_3))) * color(blue)("328.24 g")/(1color(red)(cancel(color(black)("mole Ce"_2"O"_3)))) = color(darkgreen)(ul(color(black)("131 g")))#

The answer is rounded to three sig figs, the number of significant figures you have for the number of moles present in the sample.