Problem: Silver chloride, often used in silver plating, contains 75.27% Ag.Calculate the mass of silver chloride required to plate 215 mg of pure silver.

FREE Expert Solution

We have to calculate the mass of silver chloride required to plate out 215 mg of pure silver.


The mass percent of an element in a compound can be calculated using this formula:

Mass percent = mass of elementmass of compound×100 %


For silver and silver chloride, the formula can be changed as:

Mass percent of silver= mass of silvermass of silver chloride×100 %

View Complete Written Solution
Problem Details

Silver chloride, often used in silver plating, contains 75.27% Ag.

Calculate the mass of silver chloride required to plate 215 mg of pure silver.

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Mass Percent Formula concept. You can view video lessons to learn Mass Percent Formula. Or if you need more Mass Percent Formula practice, you can also practice Mass Percent Formula practice problems.