Chemistry help needed: What is the percent mass of NaHCO3 in an alka seltzer tablet?

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What is the mass of NaHCO3 in an alka seltzer tablet? What is the percent mass of NaHCO3 in an alka seltzer tablet?

Nov 2nd, 2015

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An alka seltzer tablet contains 1916mg NaHCO3,325 mg acetylsalicyclic acid(HC9H7O4) and 1000 mg citric acid(H3C6H5O7).

Therefore,percent mass of NaHCO3 in alka seltzer tablet =Mass of NaHCO3/Total mass =1916/(1916+325+1000)mg=1916/3241*100=59.12%(answer)

Therefore percent of NaHCO3 in alka seltzer tablet is  59.12%.(answer)

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Nov 2nd, 2015

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