Magnesium is the only metallic element present in chlorophyll. Analysis of chlorophyll revealed that it contains 0.04% of metal. Determine the minimum possible molar mass of Chlorophyll

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Magnesium is present in the chlorophyll. It form complex with porphyrin ring. For minimum molar mass it is assumed that there is 1 atom of magnesium per molecule of the chlorophyll.

Therefore 1 mole of magnesium atom is equal to the 1 mole of the chlorophyll molecule.

1 mole of magnesium = 1 mole of chlorophyll

molar mass of chlorophyll ×0.04100 = 24Molar mass of chlorophyll  = 24×1000.04Therefore molar mass of chlorophyll = 6×104 uRegards

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