Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 1 - The Nature of Chemistry - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 41d: 52


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Atomic theory tells us that in a compound, atoms are combined in consistent ratios. This allows us to create nanoscale drawings. After all, since the ratio of hydrogen to oxygen in water is always 2:1, we know that every depiction of a water molecule should have two hydrogens and one oxygen.
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