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3. Linus Pauling (recipient of 2 Nobel Prizes, one for Chemistry and another forPeace) wrote a book, "Vitamin C and the Common Cold", which proposedthat large doses of vitamin C can cure the common cold. One commercialover-the-counter production consists of 500.0 mg tablets that are 20.0 % bymass Vitamin C. How many of these tablets are need for a 1.00 g dose ofvitamin C? Each 500.0 mg tablet costs 2 cents. If you can take a 1000.0 mgtable of pure vitamin C for 9 cents a tablet, which would be more costeffective?

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3. Linus Pauling (recipient of 2 Nobel Prizes, one for Chemistry and another for
Peace) wrote a book, "Vitamin C and the Common Cold", which proposed
that large doses of vitamin C can cure the common cold. One commercial
over-the-counter production consists of 500.0 mg tablets that are 20.0 % by
mass Vitamin C. How many of these tablets are need for a 1.00 g dose of
vitamin C? Each 500.0 mg tablet costs 2 cents. If you can take a 1000.0 mg
table of pure vitamin C for 9 cents a tablet, which would be more cost
effective?
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3. Linus Pauling (recipient of 2 Nobel Prizes, one for Chemistry and another for Peace) wrote a book, "Vitamin C and the Common Cold", which proposed that large doses of vitamin C can cure the common cold. One commercial over-the-counter production consists of 500.0 mg tablets that are 20.0 % by mass Vitamin C. How many of these tablets are need for a 1.00 g dose of vitamin C? Each 500.0 mg tablet costs 2 cents. If you can take a 1000.0 mg table of pure vitamin C for 9 cents a tablet, which would be more cost effective?

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Calculating dose of Vitamin C tablet

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commercial over-the-counter 500 mg tablet has 20% by mass of Vtamin C

that is one tablet (500 mg) has = 0.20 x 500 mg = 100 mg of pure Vitamin C in it

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