# Fluorite, a mineral of calcium, is a compound of the metal with fluorine. Analysis shows that a 18.66 g sample of fuorite contains 9.590 g of calcium. How do you calculate the mass of fluorine in the sample?

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Sep 10, 2016

Subtract the mass of calcium from the total mass. The result is the mass of fluorine in the sample.

#### Explanation:

Since fluorite