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

FREE Expert Solution

We have to calculate the oxygen-to-sulfur (O/S) ratio in compound B which results from combination of 8.60 g of sulfur with 12.88 g of oxygen.


The mass ratio of elements in a compound can be calculated by this formula:

mass ratio = mass of element 1mass of element 2

89% (332 ratings)
View Complete Written Solution
Problem Details

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Atomic Theory concept. You can view video lessons to learn Atomic Theory. Or if you need more Atomic Theory practice, you can also practice Atomic Theory practice problems.