The percentage composition by mass of the compound with the empirical formula X 2 Y Z 3 should be determined based on atomic masses of the elements. The percentage of each element should also be determined based on the molecular formula X 4 Y 2 Z 6 . Concept Introduction: The percentage composition by mass of the compound is calculated by dividing the mass of each element present in the compound by the total mass of the compound and finally multiplying the ratio by 100.

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Chapter 8, Problem 86AP
Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The percentage composition by mass of the compound with the empirical formula X2YZ3 should be determined based on atomic masses of the elements. The percentage of each element should also be determined based on the molecular formula X4Y2Z6.

Concept Introduction:

The percentage composition by mass of the compound is calculated by dividing the mass of each element present in the compound by the total mass of the compound and finally multiplying the ratio by 100.

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