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Molecular Formula of a Compound with Molecular Weight 416.4 g/mole

When Barium metal is heated in chlorine gas, a binary compound forms that consists of 65.95% Ba and 34.05% Cl by mass. Calulate the molecular formula of this compound if the molecular weight is 416.4 g/mole.

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Because, atomic wt of Ba = 137
and atomic wt of Cl = 35.5

If I take a 100 gm of the mixture,
Ba = 65.95 gm = ...

Solution Summary

The solution gives the steps necessary to work out the molecular formula of the binary compound formed when barium is heated in chlorine gas, given its weight.

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