Answer to Question #203359 in Chemistry for Mjd

Question #203359

In the decomposition of phosphoric acid, H3PO4(s), pyrophosphoric acid and water form. How many moles of phosphoric acid are needed to produce 8.34mol of pyrophosphoric acid?


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2021-06-07T03:13:26-0400

2H3PO4(s) = H2O + H4P2O7

According to the equation, 1 mole of pyrophosphoric acid requires 1 mole of phosphoric acid. Therefore, 8.34 moles of pyrophosphoric acid require 8.34 x 2 = 16.68 moles of phosphoric acid.




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