What is the number of moles of calcium cyanide in 320 g calcium cyanide?

1 Answer
May 10, 2017

Answer:

As always, #"Number of moles"-="Mass"/"Molar mass"=???mol#

Explanation:

Number of moles of #Ca(C-=N)_2=(320*g)/(92.11*g*mol^-1)~=3*mol#.

The equation is dimensionally consistent in that #1/(mol^-1)=1/(1/(mol))=mol#, as required for an answer in #"moles."#

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