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## Homework Statement

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.

## Homework Equations

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.