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5 September, 20:50

A compound has 15.39 g of gold for every 2.77 g of chlorine.

Simplified, there is __ g of gold for every 1 g of chlorine.

(Round to two decimal places)

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  1. 5 September, 21:07
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    There is 5.56 g of gold for every 1 g of chlorine

    Explanation:

    The question is to determine the simplest mass ratio of gold to Chlorine in the compound.

    Since the mass of gold in the compound compared to chlorine is 15.39 g for every 2.77 g, the mass of gold per gram of chlorine is given as:

    15.39 / 2.77 = 5.56 g of gold to two decimal places

    Therefore, for every 5.56 g of gold, there is 1 g of chlorine.

    Note : The ratio in which different elements combine by mass to form a compound is given by the law of constant composition which states that, "all pure samples of a particular chemical compound contain the same elements combined in the same proportion by mass.
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