When organic compounds containing sulfur are burned, sulfur dioxide is produced. The amount of SO2 formed can be determined by the reaction with hydrogen peroxide:
H2O2 (aq) + SO 2 (g) → H2SO4 (aq)
The resulting sulfuric acid is then titrated with a standard NaOH solution. A 1.302-g sample of coal is burned and the SO2 is collected in a solution of hydrogen peroxide. It took 28.44 mL of a 0.1000-M NaOH solution to titrate the resulting sulfuric acid. Calculate the mass percent of sulfur in the coal sample. Sulfuric acid has two acidic hydrogens.
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