How to determine the order of elements?  [ENDORSED]

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How to determine the order of elements?

Postby Haorui Li 1A » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:39 am

In the discussion 1A, we solved a practice problem about the empirical formula and molecular formula, I just want to know how do we determine the order of the element in a compound if there are 3 or more. For example, the question that we did in class was about Os, O and C. The answer was OsC4O4, I am just wondering how do we know we should put Os in the front?

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Re: How to determine the order of elements?  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:58 am

Typically the elements are listed from least to most.
We will accept answers in different orders (as long as each element is correct).


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