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    A sediment sample of clay was equilibrated with ammonium ion (NH4+). The ammonium ion was then displaced with Na+. The total amount of ammonium that had been adsorbed by the sediment sample was 55.8 milliequivalents (meq) and the sample had a dried mass of 82.4 g. Calculate the cation exchange capaciticy (CEC) in meq/100g.

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