Answer to Question #32318 in Inorganic Chemistry for maharaj
The atomic mass of Na is 23 g/mole.Calculate how many moles of Na you have in 3500 mg (3.g): 3,5/23 = 0.15 moles.
NaNO3 dissociates into Na+ and NO3- so the moles of NaNO3 is the same as molesof Na+. To get the mass of NaNO3, we can multiply the moles of NaNO3 by the molecular weight of NaNO3: 0,15*85 = 12,75g.
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Dear Washim Chowdhury,
this answer is also right. At first step amount of Na was found (0.15 moles). The amount of sodium equals the amount of sodium nitrate. So, to find the mass of sodium nitrate you can multiply the moles (0.15 moles) by the molecular weight of sodium nitrate. You'll get the mass of 0.15 moles of sodium nitrate that equals 0.15 moles (or 3.5 g in 50 ml) of sodium ions. Both methods of calculation give the same result.
As you say in last sentence, multiply the moles of NaNO3, but you did with moles of Na you got earlier. I know, you have followed the answer from yahoo.
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