Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

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

Chapter 5 - Molecules and Compounds - Exercises - Problems: 26

Answer

The results are not consistent.

Work Step by Step

Sample 1: 32.4 / 373 = .08 Sample 2: 12.3 / 112 = .11 The ratios are not equal, and the results are inconsistent with the law of constant composition. This is either experimental error, or additional elemental carbon is present.
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