# Silver Sulfate [Ag2SO4] Molecular Weight Calculation

The molecular weight of Silver sulfate [Ag2SO4] is 311.8.

Silver sulfate [Ag2SO4] is an inorganic compound of three elements: Silver, Sulfur, and Oxygen. The molecular weight of Silver sulfate is 311.8 which can be calculated by adding up the total weight (atomic weight multiplied by their number) of Silver, Sulfur, and oxygen.

CALCULATION PROCEDURE: Silver sulfate [Ag2SO4] Molecular Weight Calculation

Step 1: Find out the chemical formula and determine constituent atoms and their number in a Silver sulfate molecule.
From the chemical formula, you will know different atoms and their number in a Silver sulfate molecule. The chemical formula of Silver sulfate is Ag2SO4. From the chemical formula, you can find that one molecule of Silver sulfate has two Silver (Ag) atoms, one Sulfur (S) atom, and four Oxygen (O) atoms.

Step 2: Find out the atomic weights of each atom (from the periodic table).

Atomic weight of Silver (Ag): 107.8682 (Ref: Jlab-ele047, ciaaw-silver)
Atomic
weight of Sulfur (S): 32.066 (Ref: Jlab-ele016)
Atomic weight of Oxygen (O): 15.9994 (Ref: Jlab-ele008)

Step 3: Calculate the molecular weight of Silver sulfate by adding the total weight of all atoms.

Number of Silver atoms in Silver sulfate: 2
Atomic weight of Silver: 107.8682
Total weight of Silver atoms in Silver sulfate: 107.8682 x 2 = 215.7364

Number of Sulfur atoms in Silver sulfate: 1
Atomic weight of Sulfur: 32.066
Total weight of Sulfur atoms in Silver sulfate: 32.066 x 1 = 32.066

Number of Oxygen atoms in Silver sulfate: 4
Atomic weight of Oxygen (O): 15.9994
Total weight of Oxygen atoms in Silver sulfate: 15.9994 x 4 = 63.9976

Step 4: Calculate the molecular weight of Silver sulfate by adding up the total weight of all atoms.

Molecular weight of Silver sulfate [Ag2SO4]: 215.7364 (Silver) + 32.066 (Sulfur) + 63.9976 (Oxygen) = 311.8

So the molecular weight of Silver sulfate is 311.8.

Silver sulfate [AgSO4] Molecular Weight Calculation

## REFERENCES:

• Jlab-ele047: https://education.jlab.org/itselemental/ele047.html
• ciaaw-silver: https://www.ciaaw.org/silver.htm
• Jlab-ele016: https://education.jlab.org/itselemental/ele016.html
• Jlab-ele008: https://education.jlab.org/itselemental/ele008.html

Article authenticity Index: *