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Question F17 a

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:14 pm
by victoriatanaka1C
When i solved for part a, I got C4O4Os. The solutions manual says the answer is OsC4O4. How do I determine the right order to put my answers? I've just been listing the elements in the compound in the order they appear in the question, but this is (potentially?) incorrect in this example!

Re: Question F17 a

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:19 pm
by victoriatanaka1C
(This question also applies to part b). Basically I'm asking if what I got as the empirical formula is correct and how to properly order elements if it's not.

Re: Question F17 a

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:51 pm
by Chem_Mod
It is okay if the order is not necessarily correct. However, the general rule is you put the metal element first before non-metal elements.