Problem: The density of a gas is 1.42 g/L at a temperature of 23 oC and a pressure of 0.786 atm . Calculate the molar mass of the gas.

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The density of a gas is 1.42 g/L at a temperature of 23 oC and a pressure of 0.786 atm . Calculate the molar mass of the gas.

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