How do you calculate the percentage composition of Iodine in #NI_3#?

1 Answer
Feb 28, 2016

Answer:

The percent composition of iodine in nitrogen triioxide is #32.1506%~~32%"#.

Explanation:

In order to calculate the percent composition of an element in a compound, you need to divide the molar mass (MM) of the element by the MM of the compound then multiply by 100.

#%"composition of element"=("MM of element")/("MM of compound")xx100#

#"MM of Iodine=126.90447 g/mol"#
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iodine

#"MM of NI"_3="394.719 g/mol"#
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrogen_triiodide

Percent Composition of Iodine in Nitrogen Triiodide

#%"composition I"=(126.90447 cancel"g/mol")/(394.719 cancel"g/mol")xx100="32.1506%"~~32%"#