Samples of illicit “street” drugs often contain an inactivecomponent, such as ascorbic acid (vitamin C). After obtaining a sample of cocaine, government chemists calculate the mass ofvitamin C per gram of drug sample, and use it to track the drug’sdistribution. For example, if different samples of cocaine ob-tained on the streets of New York, Los Angeles, and Paris allcontain 0.6384 g of vitamin C per gram of sample, they very likely come from a common source. Do these street samplesconsist of a compound, element, or mixture? Explain

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Samples of illicit “street” drugs often contain an inactivecomponent, such as ascorbic acid (vitamin C). After obtaining a sample of cocaine, government chemists calculate the mass ofvitamin C per gram of drug sample, and use it to track the drug’sdistribution. For example, if different samples of cocaine ob-tained on the streets of New York, Los Angeles, and Paris allcontain 0.6384 g of vitamin C per gram of sample, they very likely come from a common source. Do these street samplesconsist of a compound, element, or mixture? Explain

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