Problem: Upon decomposition, one sample of magnesium fluoride produces 1.66 kg of magnesium and 2.58 kg of fluorine. A second sample produces 1.32 kg of magnesium.How much fluorine (in grams) does the second sample produce?

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We are asked how much fluorine (in grams) does the second sample produce.

According to the Law of Definite Proportions, all samples of a compound, no matter on their origin or preparation has the same ratio in terms of their elements.


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Upon decomposition, one sample of magnesium fluoride produces 1.66 kg of magnesium and 2.58 kg of fluorine. A second sample produces 1.32 kg of magnesium.

How much fluorine (in grams) does the second sample produce?

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