Problem: Determine the chemical formula of each of the following compounds and then use it to calculate the mass percent composition of each constituent element.lead(II) phosphate

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We are asked to determine the chemical formula of each of the following compounds and then use it to calculate the mass percent composition of each constituent element.


lead(II) phosphate → Pb3(PO4)2


Molar mass Pb3(PO4)2 = 811.54 g/mol

Molar mass Pb = 207.2 g/mol

Molar mass P = 30.97 g/mol

Molar mass O = 16.00 g/mol


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Determine the chemical formula of each of the following compounds and then use it to calculate the mass percent composition of each constituent element.

lead(II) phosphate

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