Problem: Palladium forms three different compounds with sulfur. The mass of sulfur per gram of palladium in each compound is listed below:CompoundGrams S per Gram PdA0.603B0.301C0.151Are these masses consistent with the law of multiple proportions?

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Determine the ratios and if all three ratios equal whole numbers, then the law of multiple proportions holds.

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Palladium forms three different compounds with sulfur. The mass of sulfur per gram of palladium in each compound is listed below:


CompoundGrams S per Gram Pd
A0.603
B0.301
C0.151


Are these masses consistent with the law of multiple proportions?

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