   Chapter 2, Problem 96PS

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Textbook Problem

You combine 1.25 g of germanium, Ge, with excess chlorine, Cl2. The mass of product, GexCly, is 3.69 g. What is the formula of the product, CexCly?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The formula of the given product GexCly is to be determined if 1.25g  of Ge is react with ozone to form the product.

Concept introduction:

• Empirical formula of a compound represents the smallest whole number relative ratio of elements in that compound.
• Equation for number moles from mass and molar mass,

Numberofmoles=MassingramsMolarmass

Explanation

The mass of the product GexCly is given that 3.69g.

The mass of the gallium (Ge) in product is given that 1.25g

So, the mass of Cl in product GexCly is,

3.69gGexCly1.25gGe=2.44gCl

Equation for number of moles from mass and molar mass is,

Numberofmoles=MassingramsMolarmass

Therefore,

The number of moles of Ge is,

Numberofmoles=1

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