The atomic weight of element X is 100 g/mol. 50 grams of X combines with 32.0 g of oxygen. What is the simplest formula for the resulting compound?
The simplest formula of the compound is XO₄.
Step 1. Determine the moles of each element
Moles of X = 50 g X ×
Moles of O = 32.0 g O ×
Step 2. Determine the Molar Ratios
Step 3. Write the Simplest Formula
The empirical formula of the oxide is XO₄.