For this problem, we have to determine the empirical formula of the given ionic compound MClx
We will be following these steps:
Step 1. Find the moles of metal cation
Step 2. Find the moles of electron reacted
Step 3. Find the ratio of mol electron over mole of Metal cation
Step 4. Write the empirical formula
The molar mass of a unknown metal (M) is 50.9 g/mol and it forms a chloride of unknown composition (MClx). Electrolysis of a sample of this molten chloride with a current of 6.42 amps for 23.6 minutes produces 1.20 grams of the metal M at the cathode. Solve for the empirical formula of the chloride (i.e. solve for x in MClx). Show all work and circle your final answer.
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