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Concept: Naming Ionic Compounds

# Problem: Vanadium forms four different oxides in which the percent by mass of vanadium is respectively 76 % , 68 % , 61 % , and 56 % .Give the name of the fourth oxide.

###### FREE Expert Solution

We are asked to give the name of the fourth oxide fo vanadium.

Get Empirical formula.

100 % = % V + % O

%O = 100% - 56 %

%O = 44 %

Recall that mass percent is given by:

Assuming we have 100 g of the compound, this means we have 56 g C and 44 g O.

Now, we need to get the moles of each element in the compound.

The atomic masses are 50.94 g/mol C and 16 g/mol O.

=  1.10 mol V

=  2.75 mol O

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###### Problem Details

Vanadium forms four different oxides in which the percent by mass of vanadium is respectively 76 % , 68 % , 61 % , and 56 % .

Give the name of the fourth oxide.