Calculate number of grams of sulfuric acid in 0.500 liters of battery acid

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Automobile batteries contain sulfuric acid, which is commonly referred to as "battery acid." Calculate the number of grams of sulfuric acid in 0.500 L of battery acid if the solution has a density of 1.28 g/mL and is 38.1% sulfuric acid by mass. Explain

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First you need to find mass of the solution:

mass of solution is 500mL*1.28g/mL = 640 g

And now you can find mass of sulfuric acid in this solution:

mass of H2SO4 in this solution is: 640 g*0.381 = 243.84g

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