# Problem: Compounds A and B are colorless gases obtained by combining sulfur with oxygen. Compound A results from combining 6.00g of sulfur with 5.99 g of oxygen, and compound B results from combining 8.60g of sulfur with 12.88 g of oxygen.Calculate the O/S mass ratio in the compound A.

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We are asked to calculate the O/S mass ratio in compound A given that Compound A results from combining 6.00g of sulfur with 5.99 g of oxygen, and compound B results from combining 8.60g of sulfur with 12.88 g of oxygen.

According to the Law of Definite Proportions, all samples of a compound, no matter of their origin or preparation has the same ratio in terms of their elements.

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Compounds A and B are colorless gases obtained by combining sulfur with oxygen. Compound A results from combining 6.00g of sulfur with 5.99 g of oxygen, and compound B results from combining 8.60g of sulfur with 12.88 g of oxygen.

Calculate the O/S mass ratio in the compound A.