Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 2 - Sections 2.1-2.9 - Exercises - Problems by Topic: 38

Answer

These results are consistent with the law of multiple proportions.

Work Step by Step

In sulfur hexafluoride : mass of fluorine per gram of sulfur = 4.45/1.25 = 3.56 In sulfur tetrafluoride : mass of fluorine per gram of sulphur = 4.43/1.87 = 2.36 Ratio of mass of fluorine per gram of sulfur in sulfur hexafluoride and sulfur tetrafluoride =3.56/2.36 = 1.5 = 3 : 2 , which is a ratio of small whole numbers. Thus, these results are consistent with the law of multiple proportions
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