Problem: Five mineral samples of equal mass of calcite, CaCO3 (MM 100.085), had a total mass of 11.6 ± 0.1 g. What is the average mass of calcium in each sample? (Assume that the relative uncertainties in atomic mass are small compared the uncertainty of the total mass.)

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Five mineral samples of equal mass of calcite, CaCO3 (MM 100.085), had a total mass of 11.6 ± 0.1 g. What is the average mass of calcium in each sample? (Assume that the relative uncertainties in atomic mass are small compared the uncertainty of the total mass.)

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