Problem: Calculate the mass percent composition of each constituent element of perchloric acid.

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We are asked to calculate the mass percent composition of each constituent element of perchloric acid.


sulfurous acid → ‎HClO4

Molar mass ‎HClO= 100.46 g/mol

Molar mass ‎H = 1.01 g/mol

Molar mass ‎Cl = 35.45 g/mol

Molar mass ‎O = 16.00 g/mol


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Calculate the mass percent composition of each constituent element of perchloric acid.

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