Problem: Dimethylcadimum, Cd(CH3)2, is considered to be one of the most dangerous chemicals on Earth. It is volatile, poisonous, carcinogenic and explosive. What is the mass percent of cadmium in dimethylcadmium?A. 88.2%B. 16.9%C. 78.9%D. 4.2%E. 51.0%

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Figure out the molar mass of the Cd(CH3)2 and divide it by the atomic mass of Cd to find the mass percent of Cd in the compound where:

mass % of atom = atomic mass of atomtotal molar mass of compoundx100


Step 1. Determine the molar mass of Cd(CH3)2

Step 2. Divide the atomic mass of Cd over the molar mass of Cd(CH3)2


Step 1. Determine the molar mass of Cd(CH3)2

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Dimethylcadimum, Cd(CH3)2, is considered to be one of the most dangerous chemicals on Earth. It is volatile, poisonous, carcinogenic and explosive. What is the mass percent of cadmium in dimethylcadmium?

A. 88.2%
B. 16.9%
C. 78.9%
D. 4.2%
E. 51.0%

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