Worksheet: Tests for Halides

In this worksheet, we will practice describing the use of ammonia, sulfuric acid, and silver and lead nitrates to test for the presence of halide ions.

Q1:

When 1.1324 g of a solid sample containing chloride ions is dissolved in an aqueous solution of excess silver(I) nitrate, 1.0881 g of silver(I) chloride precipitates. Calculate to 4 significant figures the mass of chloride ions in the sample as a percentage of the total sample mass.

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