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GChem: No wonder I am not good at GChem..

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by IWantSmile, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. IWantSmile

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    hi, I need a help again... please.... No wonder I am not good at GChem.:(

    Here is the question: The percentage of an element X equal to 77.4%, 63.2%,69.6%, and 72%. If the compund with 77.4% X is XO, what is X, and what are the other compounds?

    I will post the answer later.

    Thanks all in advance!
     
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    Ops! I figured it out the answer.
    For someone who want to do anyway, here is the answer: MnO, MnO2,MnO3, and MnO4.
     
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    wow. why is it the hardest thing in the world to find a freaking periodic table of elements with atomic mass online...

    that just took 5 minutes of my life.
     
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    ok, then i will not begin.
    why don't you explain how it was done to ACTUALLY help the others?
     
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    google.com/images
    periodic table
    view extra large images
    click the pic
    :confused:
     
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    OK.

    Given question: The percentage of an element X equal to 77.4%, 63.2%,69.6%, and 72%. If the compund with 77.4% X is XO, what is X, and what are the other compounds?

    I started 77.4% X is XO. If 77.4% is X then O is 22.6%. I used the ratio of X: O = 3.4 : 1. I know the MW of O is 16g; so, 16g * (3.4) = 54.9 g X
    I looked at the periodic table for finding the element of X. That is Manganese, Mn.

    For the 63.2% , If Mn is 63.2% then O is 36.8%. The calculation is basically same as above, using the ratio of Mn : O = 1.7 : 1
    I know from previous information that MW of O has been increased; 2(16g O)* (1.7) (Mn/O)= 54.9g Mn ; MnO2.

    Now you can try with other to get answer 69.6% and 72%.
     
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    and this is exactly what i did. all i got were atomic numbers, no atomic masses. had to look at like 10 before i found one with masses.
     
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    lol. why are you bumping a thread that's solved.
     
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