Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 1 - The Chemical World - Exercises - Problems: 22

Answer

(a) For the release of every one gram of Hydrogen, there is a release of 8 grams of oxygen; (b) For the release of every one gram of carbon, there is a release of 2.7 grams of oxygen; (c) Irrespective of the amount of a compound: the proportions of the constituent elements is constant. This law was proposed by Proust; (d) A specific compound is formed by characteristic bonding pattern among its constituent elements, which fixes the molar ratios of the elements. If the bonding pattern or the molar ratios change, then it cannot be considered to be the original compound.

Work Step by Step

(a) For the release of every one gram of Hydrogen, there is a release of 8 grams of oxygen; (b) For the release of every one gram of carbon, there is a release of 2.7 grams of oxygen; (c) Irrespective of the amount of a compound: the proportions of the constituent elements is constant. This law was proposed by Proust; (d) A specific compound is formed by characteristic bonding pattern among its constituent elements, which fixes the molar ratios of the elements. If the bonding pattern or the molar ratios change, then it cannot be considered to be the original compound.
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