What is the molar mass of lead (II) chloride (#PbCl_2#)?

1 Answer
Aug 11, 2016


#PbCl_2# has a molar mass of 278.1 g/mol


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atomic weight of element #xx#number of atoms given by subscript #=# molar mass

You should have a periodic table available so you can determine the atomic weight of Pb and Cl:

  • Pb has an atomic weight of 207.2 g/mol
  • Cl has an atomic weight of 35.45 g/mol

From the chemical formula, we have one Pb atom, so the atomic mass would just be 207.2 g/mol

Next, you have two Cl atoms, so you would multiply the atomic mass of Cl by 2 to obtain an atomic weight of 70.90 g/mol

Now you want to add the mass of each atom together to obtain the molar mass of the entire compound:

#color(violet) ("207.2 g/mol + 70.90 g/mol = 278.1 g/mol")#