Problem: Element X forms three different compounds with element Y. Based on the information in this table what are the formulas of compounds 2 and 3?Compound              Formula              Mass of Y per gram of X     1                            XY   6                           2.82 g     2                            XY   ?                          1.41 g     3                            XY  ?                           0.94 g

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  • Using the data from compound 1, we can estimate the atomic mass of Y since the mass of Y/X is already given and the total moles of Y is also indicated (6)

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Element X forms three different compounds with element Y. Based on the information in this table what are the formulas of compounds 2 and 3?

Compound              Formula              Mass of Y per gram of X

     1                            XY   6                           2.82 g

     2                            XY   ?                          1.41 g

     3                            XY  ?                           0.94 g

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