Problem: A metal (M) forms a compound with the formula MCl3.If the compound contains 65.57 % Cl by mass, what is the identity of the metal?

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We are asked what is the identity of the metal if the compound contains 65.57 % Cl by mass.


% Cl = molar mass Clmolar mass MCl3×10065.57 = 3(35.45)molar mass MCl3×100molar mass MCl3= 3(35.45)65.57×100

molar mass MCl= 162.19 g/mol


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A metal (M) forms a compound with the formula MCl3.

If the compound contains 65.57 % Cl by mass, what is the identity of the metal?

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