Problem: A 15.5 gram sample of diphosphorus pentoxide contains how many grams of phosphorus?

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We are asked to determine how many grams of phosphorus P is in a 15.5 gram sample of diphosphorus pentoxide (P2O5).

  • First, we would need the molar mass of P2Oto convert the mass to moles. 
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A 15.5 gram sample of diphosphorus pentoxide contains how many grams of phosphorus?

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