Problem: If a sample of a hydrate contains 0.02 mol of anhydrous salt Cux(SO4)y and 0.1 mol of water, how many water molecules are present in one formula unit of the hydrate (ie. what is z in the formula Cux(SO4)y•zH2O)?Enter your answer as an integer without units (eg. 2)

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Calculate the moles of water in 1 mole Cux(SO4)y•zH2O.


Given:                        0.02 mol of anhydrous salt Cux(SO4)y to 0.1 mol of water


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If a sample of a hydrate contains 0.02 mol of anhydrous salt Cux(SO4)y and 0.1 mol of water, how many water molecules are present in one formula unit of the hydrate (ie. what is z in the formula Cux(SO4)y•zH2O)?

Enter your answer as an integer without units (eg. 2)

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