Problem: A chemist finds that 30.82 g of nitrogen will react with 17.60 g, 35.20 g, 70.40 g, or 88.00 g of oxygen to form four different compounds. Calculate the mass of oxygen per gram of nitrogen in each compound.How do the calculated numbers support Dalton's atomic theory?

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The mass ratios of the four compounds are:


A) mass ratio =17.60 gO230.82 g N2= 0.5711


B) mass ratio =35.20 gO230.82 g N2= 1.142


C) mass ratio =70.40 gO230.82 g N2= 2.284


D) mass ratio =88.00 gO230.82 g N2= 2.855

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A chemist finds that 30.82 g of nitrogen will react with 17.60 g, 35.20 g, 70.40 g, or 88.00 g of oxygen to form four different compounds. Calculate the mass of oxygen per gram of nitrogen in each compound.

How do the calculated numbers support Dalton's atomic theory?

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