## sulfur and oxygen can react to form both sulfur dioxide and sulfur trioxide in sulfur dioxide there are 32.06 grams of sulfur and 32 grams o

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sulfur and oxygen can react to form both sulfur dioxide and sulfur trioxide in sulfur dioxide there are 32.06 grams of sulfur and 32 grams of oxygen in sulfur dioxide there are 32.06 grams of sulfur are combined with 48 grams of oxygen

a. what is the ratio of the weights of oxygen that combine with 32.06 g of sulfur ?
b. How do these data illustrate the law of multiple proportions? ​

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a. 2:3

b. The data illustrates the law of multiple proportions by showing that the the masses of oxygen that reacts with a fixed mass of sulfur are in a ratio of small whole numbers

Explanation:

The weight of oxygen that combines with 32.06 grams of sulfur in sulfur dioxide = 32 grams

The weight of oxygen that combines with 32.06 grams of sulfur in sulfur trioxide = 48 grams

a. The ration of the weights of oxygen that combine with 32.06 g of sulfur = 32:48 = 2:3

b. The law of multiple proportions states that when two elements are able to interact chemically to form more than one compound, then the (different) weights of one of the element that combines with a fixed weight of the other element are in small whole number ratios

The data demonstrates the law of multiple proportions by showing that the ratios of the weights of oxygen that combine with a fixed weight of sulfur to form sulfur dioxide and sulfur trioxide is in the ratio of 2 to 3 which are small whole number ratios