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What is the formula for aluminum sulfate?
A. AlSO4
B. Al2SO4
C. Al2(SO4)3
D. Al(SO4)3



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Asked by Mcochran, Last updated: May 28, 2020

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M. Porter

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Answered Apr 10, 2019

The correct answer to this question is C, AI2 (SO4)3. Aluminum Sulfate is a chemical compound, which has a crystal structure. Its' molar mass is 342.15 g/ mol. Aluminum Sulfate is created by adding aluminum hydroxide to sulfuric acid. This is done with the formula: 2 Al(OH)3 + 3 H2SO4 → Al2(SO4)3 + 6H2O. It can also be made by using a sulfuirc acide solution to heated aluminum metal. This is done with the formula: 2 Al + 3 H2SO4 → Al2(SO4)3 + 3 H2↑. Aluminum Sulfate has many uses including being an agent in food starch, as well as used in animal feed and deodorant.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Dec 13, 2016

C
 

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