The validation of the given statement that the atom with the largest subscript in a formula is the atom with the largest percent by mass in the compound is to be stated. Concept Introduction: Atoms contain protons, electrons and neutrons. The protons and electrons have positive and negative charge respectively, which balances the overall charge of an atom. Neutron does not contain any charges. Besides the presence of sub-particles, the atom is considered as the smallest particle. Two or more than two atoms combine to form a molecule. The subscripts represent the composition of the atom in the compounds.

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Chapter 8, Problem 21ALQ
Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The validation of the given statement that the atom with the largest subscript in a formula is the atom with the largest percent by mass in the compound is to be stated.

Concept Introduction:

Atoms contain protons, electrons and neutrons. The protons and electrons have positive and negative charge respectively, which balances the overall charge of an atom. Neutron does not contain any charges. Besides the presence of sub-particles, the atom is considered as the smallest particle. Two or more than two atoms combine to form a molecule.

The subscripts represent the composition of the atom in the compounds.

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