Problem: A chemist decomposes several samples of carbon monoxide into carbon and oxygen and weighs the resultant elements. The results are shown below:SampleMass of Carbon (g)Mass of Oxygen (g)1682121631824Next, the chemist decomposes several samples of hydrogen peroxide into hydrogen and oxygen. The results are shown below:SampleMass of Hydrogen (g)Mass of Oxygen (g)10.58211631.524Can you formulate a law from the observations in A and B? Can you formulate a hypothesis that might explain your law?

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A chemist decomposes several samples of carbon monoxide into carbon and oxygen and weighs the resultant elements. The results are shown below:

SampleMass of Carbon (g)Mass of Oxygen (g)

1

6

8

2

12

16

3

18

24

Next, the chemist decomposes several samples of hydrogen peroxide into hydrogen and oxygen. The results are shown below:

SampleMass of Hydrogen (g)Mass of Oxygen (g)
10.58
2116
31.524

Can you formulate a law from the observations in A and B? Can you formulate a hypothesis that might explain your law?

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