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Identifying and Classifying Metals

An amateur alchemist claims to have discovered a new metal, which she has named metallium, with the elemental symbol Me. She has carried out an experiment in which a current of 0.500 amps were passed through an aqueous solution of Me(SO4)2 for 45.0 minutes, which deposited 0.682 grams of the metal. Using electrochemistry, show that the metal is not a new element and identify the metal.

Please be as detailed as you can in your calculations.

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This solution provides step by step solutions for identifying a metal and determining if it is a new element.