Problem: Calculate the percentage by mass of the indicated element in the following compounds.Platinum in PtCl2(NH3)2, a chemotherapy agent called cisplatin. Express your answer using four significant figures.        

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Mass % Pt:


% mass Pt=mass Pt in PtCl2(NH3)2molar mass PtCl2(NH3)2 ×100

  • molar mass PtCl2(NH3)2 = 300.04 g/mol
  • atomic mass Pt = 195.08 g/mol
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Calculate the percentage by mass of the indicated element in the following compounds.

Platinum in PtCl2(NH3)2, a chemotherapy agent called cisplatin. Express your answer using four significant figures.        

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