Determining the Density of a Face-Centered Aluminum Cell

Crystals come in unique shapes, but all usually have an organized, repeating structure known as a lattice. For more information about metal lattices check out: https://www.seas.upenn.edu/~chem101/sschem/metallicsolids.html  Given Problem: An aluminum crystal has a face-centered unit cell. An aluminum atom has a radius of 143 picometers. What is the density of the solid crystal aluminum in g/cm³?  […]

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Gas Volume Stoichiometry Problem

Given Problem: Methanol (CH3OH) can be synthesized as: CO+2H2→CH3OH. What volume in liters of H2(g) is needed to make 35.7 grams of CH3OH?  1. We are given the temperature at 355 K and the pressure is 738 mmHg. 2.  First, you must convert the target mass of CH3OH to moles. To do this, you use the molar mass […]

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Determining Empirical Formula (Example)

The outcome of this problem is to understand how to find the empirical formula of the unknown reactant in this combustion reaction. Given Problem: The combustion reaction X+O2→ CO2 + H2O contains 1.29 grams of X reactant, where X is an unknown compound containing C,H, & O. The reaction yields 1.13 grams of H2O and 2.086 […]

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