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Dalton's Laws

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Compounds A and B are two oxides of sulfur. Compound A is 50% sulfur by mass, while Compound B is 40% sulfur by mass.

Given the atomic masses of sulfur and oxygen are 32 amu and 16 amu, respectively, which of the following statements is NOT a valid interpretation of these data?

A

Compound A could have the formula $S{ O }_{ 2 }$.

B

Compound B could have the formula $S{ O }_{ 3 }$.

C

Compounds A and B illustrate Dalton's law of multiple proportions.

D

Compound A could have the formula $SO$.