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Mass Percentage of Dimercaprol

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Dimercaprol (HSCH2CHSHCH2OH) is a complexing agent developed during world War I as an antidote to arsenic-based poison gas and used today to treat heavy-metal poisoning. Such an agent binds and removes the toxic element from the body.
(a) If each molecule binds one arsenic (As) atom, how many atoms of As could be removed by 244 mg of dimercapronol?

(b)If one molecule binds one metal atom, calculate the mass % of each of the following metals in a metal-dimercaprol comples.

mercury

thallium

chromium

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The mass percentage of dimercaprol is determined. If one molecule binds with one metal atom, the mass percentage is again calculated.

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Dimercaprol (HSCH2CHSHCH2OH) is a complexing agent developed during world War I as an antidote to arsenic-based poison gas and used today to treat heavy-metal poisoning. Such an ...

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