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Determining Grams of Metallic Copper Produced: Example Problem

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An impure sample of copper sulfate weighing 5.52 grams was dissolved in water and allowed to react with excess zinc. Given CuSO4(aq) + Zn(s) = ZnSO4 (aq) + Cu(s), what is the percent CuSO4 in the sample if 1.49 grams of metallic copper was produced?

Please explain the process.

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Provides steps necessary to determine the grams of metallic copper produced.

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