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# A gaseous metallic chloride MCl consists of 20.22% of M by mass. The formula of ...

### Question

A gaseous metallic chloride MCl consists of 20.22% of M by mass. The formula of the chloride is?

[ M = 27, Cl = 35.5]

### Options

A)
MCl
B)
MCl$$_2$$
C)
MCl$$_3$$
D)
M$$_2$$Cl$$_6$$

### Explanation:

 M Cl % composition 20.22 79.78 Atomic mass 27 35.5 Mole ratio 20.22 79.78 27 35.5 0.75 2.25 Divided 0.75 0.75 1 3

The formula of the Chloride = MCl$$_3$$

## Discussion (2)

• Okafor Chinaza

How do you get the composition percentage of chlorine

The formula of the Chloride = MCl$$_3$$