Problem: A 42.7 gram sample of potassium nitrate contains how many grams of potassium?

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Figure out the molecular formula of potassium nitrate and use the mole concept to determine the mass of potassium

Step 1. Determine the molecular formula of potassium nitrate:

The rules for naming binary ionic compounds are as follows:

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A 42.7 gram sample of potassium nitrate contains how many grams of potassium?

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