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Homework Help: Is this a law of multiple/definite proportions?

  1. Dec 13, 2017 #1
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    I'm unsure of what to do for this problem. I can't seem to find the ratio of whole numbers that would work for this problem. Since i know that element x are the same masses
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  3. Dec 14, 2017 #2


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    If compound A would be XY with the given masses, how much Y would you need to make XY2 with 1 gram of X?
  4. Dec 14, 2017 #3


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    5.72/3.43 is quite close to one of possible ratios.
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