Problem: The ratio of the mass of O to the mass of N in N2O3 is 12:7. Another binary compound of nitrogen has a ratio of O to N of 16:7.What is its formula?

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We are asked to find the formula for another binary compound of nitrogen with the ratio of O to N of 16:7. (The ratio of the mass of O to the mass of N in N2O3 is 12:7).

This means we need to do the following steps:


Step 1: Calculate the mass of N and O in the compound using the molecular formula N2O3.

Step 2: Get the multiplier used for N and O.

Step 3: Get the mass of the N and O in the new compound using the ratio 16:7 and the multiplier.

Step 4: Compute for the mol of N and O using their molar masses.


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The ratio of the mass of O to the mass of N in N2O3 is 12:7. Another binary compound of nitrogen has a ratio of O to N of 16:7.

What is its formula?

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