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Let $A$ be a C*-algebra and $\phi$ be a positive linear functional on $A$. Let $\tilde{\phi}$ be its unique $w^*$-continuous extension on $A^{**}$.

Let us put

$$N_{\phi}:=\{a\in A: \phi(a^*a)=0\}~~~,~~~N_{\tilde{\phi}}:=\{x\in A^{**}: \phi(x^*x)=0\}$$

$N_{\phi}$ forms a closed left ideal in $A$ and $N_{\tilde{\phi}}$ forms a $w^*$-closed left ideal in $A^{**}$. It is obvious that $N_{\phi}\subseteq{N_\tilde{\phi}}$.

**Q)** Assume that $\phi$ is a pure state. I feel strongly (but have no clear proof) that:
$N_{\tilde{\phi}}=\overline{N_{\phi}}^{w^*}$.

Remark. The previous assumption does not hold for any positive linear functional. See the following example:

Example 1: Let $\{x_n\}$ be a dense subset in $[0,1]$ and consider $\phi_j:C([0,1])\to \mathbb{C}$ given by
$$\phi_1(f)=\sum \frac{f(x_n)}{2^n}~~~,~~~\phi_2(f)=\int_0^{0.5} f dm $$

where $dm$ is the Lebesgue measure. One may check that $N_{\tilde{\phi_j}}\ne \overline{N_{\phi_j}}^{w^*}$.

*It seems that in infinite dimensional commutative $C^*$-algebras the above assertion
just holds for pure states however in non-commutative case there are (likely) some non-pure states with this property*.