# Problem: In 2009, a team from Northwestern University and Western Washington University reported the preparation of a new "spongy" material composed of nickel, molybdenum, and sulfur that excels at removing mercury from water. The density of this new material is 0.20 g/cm3, and its surface area is 1242 m2 per gram of material.Calculate the surface area for a 35.0 -mg sample of this material.

###### FREE Expert Solution

We are asked to calculate the surface area of a 35 mg sample of a material with a density of 0.20 g/cm3 and that its surface area is 1242 m2 per gram.

In order for us to solve this problem, we shall follow these steps:

Step 1: Convert the mass of the sample to grams.

Step 2: Multiply the mass of the sample in grams with that of the surface area per gram.

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###### Problem Details

In 2009, a team from Northwestern University and Western Washington University reported the preparation of a new "spongy" material composed of nickel, molybdenum, and sulfur that excels at removing mercury from water. The density of this new material is 0.20 g/cm3, and its surface area is 1242 m2 per gram of material.

Calculate the surface area for a 35.0 -mg sample of this material.