Copper (II) sulfate (CuSO4) can be used to control algae growth. Aqueous CuSO4 solutions that come in contact with the surface of galvanized (zinc-plated) steel pails undergo the following reaction: CuSO4(aq) + Zn(s) ---> Cu(s)+ ZnSO4 (aq) How many grams of zinc would react with 454 g (1 lb) of CuSO4 (159.61 g/mol) ?

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Copper (II) sulfate (CuSO4) can be used to control algae growth. Aqueous CuSO4 solutions that come in contact with the surface of galvanized (zinc-plated) steel pails undergo the following reaction: CuSO4(aq) + Zn(s) ---> Cu(s)+ ZnSO4 (aq) How many grams of zinc would react with 454 g (1 lb) of CuSO4 (159.61 g/mol) ?

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The balanced chemical reaction taking place between copper sulfate and zinc is shown as,

Cu (s)ZnSO4
CuSO4 (aq)
Zn (s)
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Cu (s)ZnSO4 CuSO4 (aq) Zn (s)

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As per the balanced chemical reaction, 1 mole of CuSO4 reacts with 1 mole of Zn, and 1 mole of any substance contains mass equal to the mo...

159.61 grams of CuSO4 requires 65.38 grams of Zinc
65.38
1 gram requires =
grams of zinc
159.61
65.38
x 454 185.96 grams of zinc
454 grams will require
159.61
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159.61 grams of CuSO4 requires 65.38 grams of Zinc 65.38 1 gram requires = grams of zinc 159.61 65.38 x 454 185.96 grams of zinc 454 grams will require 159.61

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