Problem: Part B. Is the formula CuCl3 reasonable?In a student experiment, the empirical formula of a copper halide was found by adding aluminum metal to an aqueous solution of the halide, displacing copper metal. The copper metal was filtered, washed with distilled water, dried, and weighed; three separate determinations were performed. The copper halide solution contained 42.62 g of copper chloride per liter. The student recorded the following experimental data.

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Part B. Is the formula CuCl3 reasonable?


In a student experiment, the empirical formula of a copper halide was found by adding aluminum metal to an aqueous solution of the halide, displacing copper metal. The copper metal was filtered, washed with distilled water, dried, and weighed; three separate determinations were performed. The copper halide solution contained 42.62 g of copper chloride per liter. The student recorded the following experimental data.

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