Problem: Determine the empirical formulas of the compounds with the following compositions by mass.24.5% Na, 14.9% Si, and 60.6% F

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Step 1: 24.5% Na, 14.9% Si, and 60.6% F by mass. Recall that mass percent is given by:


% mass=mass of Xtotal mass×100


Assuming we have 100 g of the compound, this means we have 24.5 g Na, 14.9 g Si, and 60.6 g F.

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Determine the empirical formulas of the compounds with the following compositions by mass.

24.5% Na, 14.9% Si, and 60.6% F

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