Problem: Galena, a mineral of lead, is a compound of the metal with sulfur. Analysis shows that a 2.34-g sample of galena contains 2.03 g of lead. Calculate the (c) mass percents of lead and sulfur in galena.

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We are asked to calculate for the percent by mass percents of lead and sulfur in galena  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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Galena, a mineral of lead, is a compound of the metal with sulfur. Analysis shows that a 2.34-g sample of galena contains 2.03 g of lead. Calculate the 

(c) mass percents of lead and sulfur in galena.

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