I already did the experiment but I'm trying to answer a question which asks"
Suppose that you allowed some magnesium oxide smoke to escape during the experiment. How would the Mg:O ratio have been affected? Would the ratio have decreased, increased or stayed the same? Explaine using calculations.
I already know the empirical formula is MgO
The Attempt at a Solution
I think it will stay the same because you can't really reduce the ratio any furthur but I don't know how to show it using calculations. please help and thanks.