Problem: Commercial aqueous nitric acid has a density of 1.42 g/mL and is 16 M.Calculate the percent HNO3 by mass in the solution.

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We’re being asked to determine the mass percent of HNOin the solution.


Mass or weight percent (% by mass) is the percentage of a given element or compound within a solution. The equation used to calculate for mass percent is shown below:


mass percent = mass componenttotal mass×100

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Commercial aqueous nitric acid has a density of 1.42 g/mL and is 16 M.

Calculate the percent HNO3 by mass in the solution.

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