## A chemist adds 255 .0 mL of a M copper(II) sulfate solution to a reaction flask. Calculate the mass in grams of copper(II) sulfate the chemi

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A chemist adds 255 .0 mL of a M copper(II) sulfate solution to a reaction flask. Calculate the mass in grams of copper(II) sulfate the chemist has added to the flask. Round your answer to significant digits.

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2 months 2021-07-28T01:36:27+00:00 1 Answers 2 views 0

The correct answer is 40.7 grams.

Explanation:

Based on the given information, the volume of copper sulfate added to the solution is 255 ml or 0.255 L. The molarity of copper sulfate is not given, so let us consider it to be 1 M, which can also be written as 1 moles per liter.

The moles of copper sulfate can be determined by using the formula,

Moles = Molarity * Volume in Liters

Moles of CuSO4 = 1 moles/Liter * 0.255 L

Moles of CuSO4 = 0.255 moles

The mass of CuSO4 added in the solution will be,

Mass of CuSO4 = Moles * Molecular mass

= 0.255 moles * 159.609 grams per mole

= 40.7 grams.