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A certain element X and oxygen form four different binary compounds.  These compounds have the following compositions:

Compound

Mass of O that combines with 1.0000 g of X

A

B

C

D

0.22564 g

0.90255 g

1.3539 g

1.5795 g

(a) Show that the law of multiple proportions holds for these compounds.

(b) If the molecular formula for compound A is X2O, what are the molecular formulas for compounds B, C and D?
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