Problem: Which of the following statements are consistent with Dalton's atomic theory as it was originally stated? Select all that apply. Explain your reasoning.A) Lead atoms can be converted into gold. B) All cobalt atoms are identical. C) Potassium and chlorine atoms combine in a 1:1 ratio to form potassium chloride. D) Sulfur and oxygen atoms have the same mass.

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According to Dalton's atomic theory:

  • All matter is composed of atoms, indivisible and indestructible building blocks of matter
  • All atoms of an element are identical (same size and mass)
  • Different elements have atoms of different size and mass.
  • Atoms of different elements combine in simple whole number ratios to form chemical compounds
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Which of the following statements are consistent with Dalton's atomic theory as it was originally stated? Select all that apply. Explain your reasoning.


A) Lead atoms can be converted into gold. 

B) All cobalt atoms are identical. 

C) Potassium and chlorine atoms combine in a 1:1 ratio to form potassium chloride. 

D) Sulfur and oxygen atoms have the same mass.

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