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Metalloid

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I must be missing something simple, because this is usually easy.

Two samples of different compounds of sulfur and oxygen have the following compositions. You can show that these compounds follow the law of multiple proportions by calculating the ratio of oxygen in the two compounds for a fixed amount of sulfur. What is this ratio?


COMPOUND A:


8.167 g Sulfur, 8.722 g Oxygen




COMPOUND B:


1.837 g Sulfur, 2.867 g Oxygen
 

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