Problem: Correct the statement.  "The chemical formula for ammonia NH3 indicates that ammonia contains three grams of hydrogen to each gram of nitrogen".A) The statement should read as follows: The chemical formula for ammonia NH3 indicates that ammonia contains three nitrogen atoms to each hydrogen atom. B) The statement should read as follows: The chemical formula for ammonia NH3 indicates that ammonia contains three hydrogen atoms to each nitrogen atom

FREE Expert Solution

Subscript → indicates # of atoms of each element in a compound

  • if an element has no subscript → only one (1) atom  
91% (126 ratings)
View Complete Written Solution
Problem Details

Correct the statement.  "The chemical formula for ammonia NH3 indicates that ammonia contains three grams of hydrogen to each gram of nitrogen".


A) The statement should read as follows: The chemical formula for ammonia NH3 indicates that ammonia contains three nitrogen atoms to each hydrogen atom. 

B) The statement should read as follows: The chemical formula for ammonia NH3 indicates that ammonia contains three hydrogen atoms to each nitrogen atom

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 Empirical Formula concept. You can view video lessons to learn Empirical Formula. Or if you need more Empirical Formula practice, you can also practice Empirical Formula practice problems.

What professor is this problem relevant for?

Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Amaral's class at URI.