Molar Mass and Metal/Sulfides

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Matt Jacobs 3H
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Molar Mass and Metal/Sulfides

Postby Matt Jacobs 3H » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:50 pm

The molar mass of the metal hydroxide M(OH)2 is 74.10 g/mol. What is the molar mass of the sulfide of this metal?
Can someone please explain what the sulfide of a metal is, and how it's molar mass differs from the metal. Thanks.

Marla Dimetrios 3J
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Re: Molar Mass and Metal/Sulfides

Postby Marla Dimetrios 3J » Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:05 pm

This question has two parts:
1) you need to figure out the mystery metal and you can do so by subtracting the mass of the hydrogen and the oxygens from the molar mass given
74.10 - ( 2x1.008+2x15.999) =39.94 g/mol
if you look on the periodic table you will find that the closest element that that molar mass is Calcium
2) using Calcium ( the mystery metal ) you just found, solve for the molar mass of metal sulfide
in this case calcium sulfide so 40.078+32.05=72.13

Leyla Anwar 1C
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Re: Molar Mass and Metal/Sulfides

Postby Leyla Anwar 1C » Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:59 pm

Hi, where does the 32.05 come from? Is that how to make any metal a sulfide? Or is that specific to Ca?

haley f
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Re: Molar Mass and Metal/Sulfides

Postby haley f » Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:36 pm

Leyla Anwar 1C wrote:Hi, where does the 32.05 come from? Is that how to make any metal a sulfide? Or is that specific to Ca?


I was wondering the same thing! Here's what I found: Calcium sulfide is Ca and S so the 32.05 is simply the molar mass of sulfur!

Sophia Spungin
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Re: Molar Mass and Metal/Sulfides

Postby Sophia Spungin » Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:06 pm

Basically, this question wants you to solve for the molar mass of 'M' and identify it by finding the correct element on the periodic table with this molar mass. You do this by subtracting the molar mass of the known elements from the total molar mass.

Looking at the periodic table, M is revealed to be Ca.

Then, the suffix sulfide indicates S^2. Using this, you simply find the molar mass of CaS^2
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