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# What is the percentage by mass of nitrate in sodium nitrate?

###### Answered 2017-09-14 07:38:42

Sodium nitrate is NaNO3. The percent nitrate is given by :

PCT Nitrate = [ ( 14 + 48 ) / ( 23 + 14 + 48 ) ][ 100 ] = [ 62 /85 ][ 100 ] = 72.94 mass percent <----

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It is 72.95%.

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