Problem: Fluorite, a mineral of calcium, is a compound of the metal with fluorine. Analysis shows that a 2.76-g sample of fluorite contains 1.42 g of calcium. Calculate the (c) mass percents of calcium and fluorine in fluorite.

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We are asked to calculate for the percent by mass percents of calcium and fluorine in fluorite  and to do that we’re going to use the mass percent formula shown below:

mass percent = mass element total mass of compound×100


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Fluorite, a mineral of calcium, is a compound of the metal with fluorine. Analysis shows that a 2.76-g sample of fluorite contains 1.42 g of calcium. Calculate the 

(c) mass percents of calcium and fluorine in fluorite.

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