Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133611095
ISBN 13: 978-1-13361-109-7

Chapter 2 - Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - Exercises - Page 74: 37


The data supports the law of multiple proportions.

Work Step by Step

The ratios of the masses of Hydrogen to Nitrogen are $1.44*10^{-1}$, $2.16*10^{-1}$, and $2.40*10^{-2}$. Writing these values in a ratio, we find: $$1.44*10^{-1}:2.16*10^{-1}:2.40*10^{-2}$$ Dividing each of these values by $2.40*10^{-2}$, we achieve the following ratio: $$6:9:1$$ Since all of these values are whole numbers, the data, therefore, supports the law of multiple proportions.
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