# If a binary metal halide whose #%Cl# is #60.68%#, what is the likely salt?

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Sep 8, 2017

We are given

#### Explanation:

So we solve for the atomic mass of

But because there is ONE CHLORIDE, we know that the formula mass of the metal is.....

And a quick glance at the Periodic Table tells us that the metal is likely to be sodium, i.e.

Capisce?