Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134112830
ISBN 13: 978-0-13411-283-1

Chapter 1 - Exercises: 35

Answer

a. If you divide oxygen's mass by carbon's mass, you will get 4/3. b. If you divide oxygen's mass by hydrogen's mass, you will get 16/1. c. The observations note that the masses of the elements in molecules are often ratios of whole numbers. d. Atoms will combine to form molecules in small whole number ratios.

Work Step by Step

a. If you divide oxygen's mass by carbon's mass, you will get 4/3. b. If you divide oxygen's mass by hydrogen's mass, you will get 16/1. c. The observations note that the masses of the elements in molecules are often ratios of whole numbers. d. Atoms will combine to form molecules in small whole number ratios.
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