E.15 homework question  [ENDORSED]

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E.15 homework question

Postby kennedy_meyer_ » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:53 pm

Where did the calcium that is part of the answer in the solutions manual come from? Is it just another example of a compound that includes sulfide?

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Re: E.15 homework question

Postby Riya Pathare 2E » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:59 pm

The M in the M(OH)2 represents a metal, not a particular element, so the problem wants you to find the metal that M represents, given the molar mass. If you subtract out the weight of (oh)2 from the molar mass you will get the mass of Ca which is what the M represents in the problem. Then you just find the sulfide of Ca.

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Re: E.15 homework question

Postby Andrea ORiordan 1L » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:59 pm

Dr. Lavelle also said that he would go over the naming of compounds- and we'll probably go over oxidation numbers too. So don't worry if you don't automatically know the formula of calcium sulfide.

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Re: E.15 homework question

Postby Paula Dowdell 1F » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:57 pm

I had the same problem! Just note that the question says "metal hydroxide". You can assume that M=metal and hydroxide= (OH)2.

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Re: E.15 homework question  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:15 pm

Correct I will cover oxidation states in several parts of Chem 14A, even though it is high-school chem.

Subtract the mass of the two -OH from the given mass.
The remaining mass is the metal, M.
Then look at the periodic table for a metal with that mass and you will see it matches calcium.

Hope this helps.

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