Problem: A 0.72 mg sample of nitrogen reacts with chlorine to form 6.186 mg of the chloride.What is the empirical formula of the nitrogen chloride?

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  • Empirical formula of a compound is the simplest positive integer ratio of atoms present in a compound. When we say simplest this means that the ratio of atoms in the compound is not divisible anymore

  • We need to find the mass of N and Cl which will be converted to moles using their MM to determine the empirical formula

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A 0.72 mg sample of nitrogen reacts with chlorine to form 6.186 mg of the chloride.

What is the empirical formula of the nitrogen chloride?

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