Chem 11 Percent Composition?

An electric current is passed through 60.0 mL of water (H20). This converts the water into 53.33 g oxygen gas and 6.67g hydrogen gas. Assuming the density of the water is 11.00 g/mL, calculate the percent composition of each element in water.

Percent composition of Oxygen?

Perfect composition of Hydrogen?

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  • 6 months ago
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    The density of water is not needed to solve this problem.

    53.33 g + 6.67 g = 60.00 g

    Oxygen ---> (53.33 / 60.00) * 100 = 88.88%

    The hydrogen can be solved by subtraction:

    100 - 88.88 = 11.12

    If your teacher insists, then the other calc would be this:

    (6.67 / 60.00) * 100 =

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    < Assuming the density of the water is 11.00 g/mL >

    That's what I call heavy water.

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