Problem: In borane, one part hydrogen combines with 3.6 parts boron by mass. A compound containing only hydrogen and boron contains 6.0 g of hydrogen and 43.2 g of boron.Could this compound be borane?

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We’re being asked to determine if the compound being described is a borane in this compound that contains H and B only.

Given:

Mass of H → 6.0 g of H

Mass of B → 43.2 g of H


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

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In borane, one part hydrogen combines with 3.6 parts boron by mass. A compound containing only hydrogen and boron contains 6.0 g of hydrogen and 43.2 g of boron.

Could this compound be borane?

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