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Title: Help
Post by: Harps75 on October 19, 2009, 04:16:58 PM
Hi i have a question that i am really stuck on and wondered if anyone could help me out there.
Here goes,

'D' has a composition mass of Na = 27.1%, N=16.5%, 0=56.4%.
On heating 3.4g of 'D' it was broken down into Sodium Nitrite (NaNO2) and Oxygen. Showing your workings suggest an identity for 'D' and calculate the volume at room temperature and pressure of Oxygen that was formed. Include in the equation for the reaction in your answer
Title: Re: Help
Post by: cth on October 20, 2009, 07:05:23 AM
You're looking for a compound with a formula NaxNyOz.

x, y and z are numbers in mole, but the given composition is in mass. So, you simply need to convert it to mole composition.