Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 2 - Problems: 2.16

Answer

(a) No, the percent by mass of each element in a compound is fixed because there is a specific radiometric proportion of each element, which is independent of amount of mass (b) Yes, the mass of each element in a compound depends on the amount of compound because as amount increases their mass increases proportionately.

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