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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\(_6\)

The correct answer is C.

Explanation:

 MCl
% composition20.2279.78
Atomic mass2735.5
Mole ratio20.2279.78
 2735.5
 0.752.25
Divided0.750.75
 13

The formula of the Chloride = MCl\(_3\)


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