The compound cisplatin has been extensively studied as an antitumor agent. It is synthesized by the following, unbalanced reaction. What mass of cisplatin can be made from 65g of K2PtCl4 with sufficient NH3?

K2PtCl4 (aq) + NH3 (aq) - - > Pt (NH3) 2Cl2 (s) + KCl (aq)

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  1. Makenzii
    The balanced chemical equation would be as follows:

    K2PtCl4 (aq) + 2NH3 (aq) - - > Pt (NH3) 2Cl2 (s) + 2KCl (aq)

    We are given the amount of K2PtCl4 to be used in the reaction. This will be the starting point for our calculations. We do as follows:

    65 g K2PtCl4 (1 mol / 415.09 g) (1 mol Pt (NH3) 2Cl2 / 1 mol K2PtCl) (300.051 g / 1 mol) = 46.99 g Pt (NH3) 2Cl produced
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