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We’re being asked to determine if the gases listed in the table has a molar mass greater than Xe
HCN, H2S, CO, CO2, CH4, C2H2, C3H8, NO, NO2, NH3, SO2
We will determine the molar mass of each given gas and compare it to the molar mass of Xe. The given molar mass of Xe is 131 g/mol.
For each gas, we will multiply each atomic mass by the number present in the chemical formula and then add them together to get the molar mass.
Xenon is the heaviest stable noble gas with a molar mass of 131 g/mol.
|Table 10.1 Some Common Compounds That Are Gases at Room Temperature|
|HCN||Hydrogen cyanide||Very toxic, slight odor of bitter almonds|
|H2S||Hydrogen sulfide||Very toxic, odor of rotten eggs|
|CO||Carbon monoxide||Toxic, colorless, odorless|
|CO2||Carbon dioxide||Colorless, odorless|
|CH4||Methane||Colorless, odorless, flammable|
|C2H4||Ethene (Ethylene)||Colorless, ripens fruit|
|C3H8||Propane||Colorless, odorless, bottled gas|
|N2O||Nitrous oxide||Colorless, sweet odor, laughing gas|
|NO2||Nitrogen dioxide||Toxic, red-brown, irritating odor|
|NH3||Ammonia||Colorless, pungent odor|
|SO2||Sulfur dioxide||Colorless, irritating odor|
Do any of the gases listed in the table above have molar masses larger than Xe?
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