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    The overall equation for the Solvay Process is
    2NaCl + CaCO3 → Na2CO3+ CaCl2
    Calculate the maximum mass of sodium carbonate that could be formed by
    reacting 40 kg of calcium carbonate with an excess of sodium chloride solution.
    (Relative formula masses: CaCO3 = 100; Na2CO3 = 106)

    help I'm not sure how to work this outtt, my exam is today!!!
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    Use 'What is the MASS of MR MOLE RATIO?'

    Write down the:
    Mass
    Mr
    Moles
    Ratio

    Then use equations to find what's missing
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    (Original post by Wimsett)
    Use 'What is the MASS of MR MOLE RATIO?'

    Write down the:
    Mass
    Mr
    Moles
    Ratio

    Then use equations to find what's missing
    The thing is, moles isn't part of C2.
    And it's confusing the **** out of me. D:
    Could you lay it out for me please?
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    (Original post by CorpusLuteum)
    The thing is, moles isn't part of C2.
    And it's confusing the **** out of me. D:
    Could you lay it out for me please?
    I'm pretty sure moles is a part of c2, but I do triple so maybe I just get them mixed up. Do you do AQA?

    Ok so first write down the mass and mr (which they already give) for each thing, then use what you have to find the moles for what you can. Look at the ratio in the equation as you would do for titration and use this to work out what's missing.

    Just draw a table and fill very thing you can in, and work your way through it using moles = mass/mr
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    (Original post by CorpusLuteum)
    The overall equation for the Solvay Process is
    2NaCl + CaCO3 → Na2CO3+ CaCl2
    Calculate the maximum mass of sodium carbonate that could be formed by
    reacting 40 kg of calcium carbonate with an excess of sodium chloride solution.
    (Relative formula masses: CaCO3 = 100; Na2CO3 = 106)

    help I'm not sure how to work this outtt, my exam is today!!!
    Mr: (relative formula mass)
    100 -------> 106

    What do you do to a 100 to get to 106? X 1.06

    Whatever you do to the Mr, do to the mass so:

    Mass:
    40kg ------> ?

    40 X 1.06 = 42.4 kg


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    (Original post by z1820)
    Mr: (relative formula mass)
    100 -------> 106

    What do you do to a 100 to get to 106? X 1.06

    Whatever you do to the Mr, do to the mass so:

    Mass:
    40kg ------> ?

    40 X 1.06 = 42.4 kg


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    But what calculation do you do to find out how you got from 100 to 106?
    D:

    (Original post by Wimsett)
    I'm pretty sure moles is a part of c2, but I do triple so maybe I just get them mixed up. Do you do AQA?

    Ok so first write down the mass and mr (which they already give) for each thing, then use what you have to find the moles for what you can. Look at the ratio in the equation as you would do for titration and use this to work out what's missing.

    Just draw a table and fill very thing you can in, and work your way through it using moles = mass/mr
    I do edexcel. I still Can't get that method down right.
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    (Original post by CorpusLuteum)
    But what calculation do you do to find out how you got from 100 to 106?
    D:

    Just 106 divided by 100
    Which is 1.06



    I do edexcel. I still Can't get that method down right.



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    Oh thank you so much!!!
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    (Original post by CorpusLuteum)
    Oh thank you so much!!!
    No problem - good luck for the exam!



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    (Original post by CorpusLuteum)
    The overall equation for the Solvay Process is
    2NaCl + CaCO3 → Na2CO3+ CaCl2
    Calculate the maximum mass of sodium carbonate that could be formed by
    reacting 40 kg of calcium carbonate with an excess of sodium chloride solution.
    (Relative formula masses: CaCO3 = 100; Na2CO3 = 106)

    help I'm not sure how to work this outtt, my exam is today!!!
    I know you have received the correct answer, and if you are doing AQA the method is sufficient. Here is the full working, just in case you, or anyone else is doing the Edexcel GCSE/ IGCSE (where moles should be understood) and also if the mole ratio of reactant to product is different in the question.

    Moles CaCO3 = mass (g)/MR = 40000/100 =400 moles

    Mole Ratio CaCO3:Na2CO3 = 1:1

    Therefore, 400 moles CaCO3 would produce 400 moles Na2CO3

    Therefore mass Na2CO3 = moles x MR = 400 x 106 = 42,400g =42.4 Kg

    Hope this helps somebody !!
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    (Original post by DrPeter)
    I know you have received the correct answer, and if you are doing AQA the method is sufficient. Here is the full working, just in case you, or anyone else is doing the Edexcel GCSE/ IGCSE (where moles should be understood) and also if the mole ratio of reactant to product is different in the question.

    Moles CaCO3 = mass (g)/MR = 40000/100 =400 moles

    Mole Ratio CaCO3:Na2CO3 = 1:1

    Therefore, 400 moles CaCO3 would produce 400 moles Na2CO3

    Therefore mass Na2CO3 = moles x MR = 400 x 106 = 42,400g =42.4 Kg

    Hope this helps somebody !!
    Thank you, this will be a good refrence for Triple science!
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    (Original post by CorpusLuteum)
    The overall equation for the Solvay Process is
    2NaCl + CaCO3 → Na2CO3+ CaCl2
    Calculate the maximum mass of sodium carbonate that could be formed by
    reacting 40 kg of calcium carbonate with an excess of sodium chloride solution.
    (Relative formula masses: CaCO3 = 100; Na2CO3 = 106)

    help I'm not sure how to work this outtt, my exam is today!!!
    2NaCl + CaCO3 → Na2CO3+ CaCl2
    100 g 106 g
    40,000g ?
    100 and 106 and 40 kg from given.
    using cross multiplication,( 40000 x 106 )/ 100 is equal to 42400 g of sodium bicarbonate, which is 42.4 kg.
 
 
 
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