Problem: Compounds A and B are colorless gases obtained by combining sulfur with oxygen. Compound A results from combining 6.00 g of sulfur with 5.99 g of oxygen, and compound B results from combining 8.60 g of sulfur with 12.88 g of oxygen.Calculate the O/S mass ratio in the compound B.

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We have to calculate the oxygen-to-sulfur (O/S) ratio in compound B which results from combination of 8.60 g of sulfur with 12.88 g of oxygen.


The mass ratio of elements in a compound can be calculated by this formula:

mass ratio = mass of element 1mass of element 2

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Compounds A and B are colorless gases obtained by combining sulfur with oxygen. Compound A results from combining 6.00 g of sulfur with 5.99 g of oxygen, and compound B results from combining 8.60 g of sulfur with 12.88 g of oxygen.

Calculate the O/S mass ratio in the compound B.