For this problem, we’re being asked to determine the number of oxygen (O) atoms contained in 47.6 g of Al2(CO3)3. The flow for this problem will be like this:
Mass of Al2(CO3)3 (molar mass of Al2(CO3)3) → Moles of Al2(CO3)3 (mole-to-mole comparison) → Moles of O (Avogadro’s number) → Atoms of O
• Mass Al2(CO3)3 = 47.6 g
• Molar mass Al2(CO3)3 = 233.99 g/mol
• Mole-to-mole comparison: From the molecular formula of butane, Al2(CO3)3, we can do a mole-to-mole comparison and see that there are 9 moles of O in 1 mole of Al2(CO3)3.
• Avogadro’s Number: Avogadro’s number gives us the number of entities present in 1 mole of anything: 6.022 × 1023 O atoms in 1 mole O.
Now that we know the values we need, we can now determine the number of O atoms:
How many atoms of oxygen are contained in 47.6 g of Al2(CO3)3? The molar mass of Al2(CO3)3 is 233.99 g/mol.
A. 1.23 × 1023 O atoms
B. 2.96 × 1024 O atoms
C. 2.87 x 1025 O atoms
D. 1.10 x 1024 O atoms
E. 3.19 x 1024 O atoms
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