Problem: Find the empirical formula of a Gallium oxide in which Gallium makes up 68.5% of the mass.A. GaO B. GaO2 C. GaO3 D. Ga2O4 E. GeO2

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Determine the empirical formula of gallium oxide using the provided mass % of Ga at 68.5%


Recall that the empirical formula is the simplest whole-number ratio formula of a compound. 


For this problem, we need to do the following steps:

Step 1: Calculate the mass and moles of Ga and O in the compound.

Step 2: Determine the lowest whole number ratio of Ga and O to get the empirical formula.


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Find the empirical formula of a Gallium oxide in which Gallium makes up 68.5% of the mass.

A. GaO 

B. GaO2 

C. GaO3 

D. Ga2O4 

E. GeO2

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