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Solution: Calculate the molar mass of a gas if 2.50 g occupies 0.875 L at 685 Torr and 35°C.(a) 0.106 g/mole (b) 28.1 g/mole (c) 9.12 g/mole(d) 32.0 g/mole (e) 80.1 g/mole

Problem

Calculate the molar mass of a gas if 2.50 g occupies 0.875 L at 685 Torr and 35°C.

(a) 0.106 g/mole 

(b) 28.1 g/mole 

(c) 9.12 g/mole

(d) 32.0 g/mole 

(e) 80.1 g/mole

Solution

We’re being asked to determine the molecular weight of the unknown gas. 

Recall that molecular weight is in grams per 1 mole of a substance.

Molecular Weight (MW)=gmol


First, we have to calculate the amount of gas in moles using the ideal gas equation.

PV=nRT

P = pressure, atm
V = volume, L
n = moles, mol
R = gas constant = 0.08206 (L·atm)/(mol·K)
T = temperature, K


Isolate n (number of moles of gas): 


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