Problem: The mass of an evacuated 255-mL flask is 143.187 g. The mass of the flask filled with 268 torr of an unknown gas at 25 oC is 143.290 g .Calculate the molar mass of the unknown gas.

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Using the ideal gas equation.

PV=nRT

Isolate n (number of moles of gas): 

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The mass of an evacuated 255-mL flask is 143.187 g. The mass of the flask filled with 268 torr of an unknown gas at 25 oC is 143.290 g .

Calculate the molar mass of the unknown gas.

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