Problem: Determine the number of atoms and the mass of zirconium, silicon, and oxygen found in 0.3384 mol of zircon, ZrSiO4, a semiprecious stone

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For this problem, we’re being asked to determine the (a) number of atoms and (b) mass of Zr, Si, and O  found in 0.3384 mol ZrSiO4



Part A. The flow for this problem will be like this:


Mole of ZnSiO4 (mole to mole comparison)  Moles of Zr/Si/O (Avogadro’s number)  Atoms of Zr/Si/O


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Determine the number of atoms and the mass of zirconium, silicon, and oxygen found in 0.3384 mol of zircon, ZrSiO4, a semiprecious stone

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