Question #21140

if mass percent of X in XO2 was 80 percent, how much will be X mass percent in XO?

Expert's answer

XO2 is 100 % and X is 80,so 2O is 20 %

& 2 atoms of Oxygen has molecular weight 16+16=32& (and it is 20 %)

Now you can find molecular weight of X using the proportion:

32----------------20%

X-----------------80%

X=128

So mass percent of X in XO is

w=128/(128+16)*100 %=88.89%

& 2 atoms of Oxygen has molecular weight 16+16=32& (and it is 20 %)

Now you can find molecular weight of X using the proportion:

32----------------20%

X-----------------80%

X=128

So mass percent of X in XO is

w=128/(128+16)*100 %=88.89%

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