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anonymous
 one year ago
Use the mass values of each element to determine the empirical formula of the tin oxide compound.
tin: 2.12 g
oxygen 4.5 g
anonymous
 one year ago
Use the mass values of each element to determine the empirical formula of the tin oxide compound. tin: 2.12 g oxygen 4.5 g

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Rushwr
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What did u get @JoannaBlackwelder

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@iambatman can you help?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@freckles @undeadknight26 @zzr0ck3r

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1It's been a while but I think this is how you would approach a question like this: STEP #1 convert each to moles \[2.10g Tin * \frac{ mol }{ 119.0g } = 0.18 moles \] \[ 4.5g*\frac{ mol Oxygen }{ 16g } = 0.28 \] STEP #2 find out which one has the least number of moles This is Tin 0.18 moles \[Ti _{x}O _{y}\] STEP #3 Divide each by the lowest number of moles so we're going to divide each one 0.18. 0\[\frac{ 0.18 }{ 0.18 } = 1 Tin \] \[\frac{ 0.28 }{ 0.18 } = 1.5 round \to nearest whole number 2 \] Hence Titanium di oxide. \[TiO _{2}\] let me know if you have any questions

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0wouldn't the empirical formula be something along the lines of SnO?

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1@plohrb you are correct, i accidentally put the wrong abbreviation but the molar mass of tin is still 119 g/mol though

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so SnO^2 is the empirical formula or the regular?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0nvm got it ! thanks!

Photon336
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1well it would be empirical because you cant go lower than that. that's the lowest possible ratio.
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