Problem: In Sample Exercise 3.15 in the textbook, how do you explain the fact that the values in our calculated C:H:O ratio are 3.0:7.9:1.0 rather than exact integers 3:8:1?

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Recall that the C:H:O ratio 3.0:7.9:1.0 are experimental values.

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In Sample Exercise 3.15 in the textbook, how do you explain the fact that the values in our calculated C:H:O ratio are 3.0:7.9:1.0 rather than exact integers 3:8:1?

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