A ionic compound XY contains 0.050 mol of H2O for every 0.00998mol of ionic compound. The generalized formula for the hydrate is.....?

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Jun 9, 2018

Answer:

The formula for the hydrate is #"XY"·5"H"_2"O"#.

Explanation:

The general formula of the hydrate is #"XY"·n"H"_2"O"#.

There are #n# mol of water for every mole of #"XY"#.

#n = ("moles of H"_2"O")/"moles of XY" = (0.050 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("mol"))))/("0.009 98" color(red)(cancel(color(black)("mol")))) = 5.01 ≈ 5#

#n# must be an integer, so the formula of the hydrate is #"XY"·5"H"_2"O"#.