Problem: Sulfur and fluorine form several different compounds including sulfur hexafluoride and sulfur tetrafluoride. Decomposition of a sample of sulfur hexafluoride produced 4.46 g of fluorine and 1.25 g of sulfur, while decomposition of a sample of sulfur tetrafluoride produced 4.44 g of fluorine and 1.87 g of sulfur.Calculate the mass of fluorine per gram of sulfur for the sample of sulfur hexafluoride.

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We’re asked to calculate the mass of fluorine per gram of sulfur for the sample of sulfur hexafluoride, SF6.


Since, we're given the mass of sulfur, S and the mass of fluorine, F for sulfur hexafluoride, we simply need to get their mass ratio


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Sulfur and fluorine form several different compounds including sulfur hexafluoride and sulfur tetrafluoride. Decomposition of a sample of sulfur hexafluoride produced 4.46 g of fluorine and 1.25 g of sulfur, while decomposition of a sample of sulfur tetrafluoride produced 4.44 g of fluorine and 1.87 g of sulfur.

Calculate the mass of fluorine per gram of sulfur for the sample of sulfur hexafluoride.