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Given the mass percent of:
Assuming we have 100 g of the compound:
The atomic masses are 24.31 g/mol Mg, 28.09 g/mol Si, 1.01 g/mol H, 16.00 g/mol O
Determine the empirical and molecular formula for chrysotile asbestos. Chrysotile has the following percent composition: 28.03% Mg, 21.60% Si, 1.16% H, and 49.21% O. The molar mass for chrysotile is 520.8 g/mol.
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