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Problem: A compound containing only carbon and hydrogen has a carbon-to-hydrogen mass ratio of 11.89.Which carbon-to-hydrogen mass ratio is possible for another compound composed only of carbon and hydrogen?a. 4.66b. 3.96c. 7.89d. 2.50

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The ratio of the carbon-to-hydrogen mass ratios for the two compounds must be a small whole number, so the mass ratio for the other compound must be evenly divisible into 11.89.


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A compound containing only carbon and hydrogen has a carbon-to-hydrogen mass ratio of 11.89.

Which carbon-to-hydrogen mass ratio is possible for another compound composed only of carbon and hydrogen?

a. 4.66

b. 3.96

c. 7.89

d. 2.50

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