simplest form for a compound made from element x that is 21% nitrogen is

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The answer is X2N3 - but why??

Oct 13th, 2015

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So, the ratio of X:N is about 80:20, and X is 79 g/mol.

XN = 79 + 14 = 93, 14/93 = 15%

XN2 = 79 + 28 = 107, 28/107 = 26%

X2N3 = 158 + 42 = 200/ 42/200 = 21% :)


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