Mercury(ll) oxide, a red powder, can be decomposed by heating to produce liquid mercury and oxygen gas. When a sample of this compound is decomposed, 3.87 g of oxygen and 48.43 g of mercury are produced. In a second experiment, 15.68 g of mercury is allowed to react with an excess of oxygen and 16.93 g of red mercury(ll) oxide is produced. Show that these results are consistent with the law of constant composition.

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Chapter 2, Problem 85QAP
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Mercury(ll) oxide, a red powder, can be decomposed by heating to produce liquid mercury and oxygen gas. When a sample of this compound is decomposed, 3.87 g of oxygen and 48.43 g of mercury are produced. In a second experiment, 15.68 g of mercury is allowed to react with an excess of oxygen and 16.93 g of red mercury(ll) oxide is produced. Show that these results are consistent with the law of constant composition.

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