2 elements, X and Y, react to form 2 different compunds. 7.00g of X and 4.50g of Y react completely to produce a compound formula XY. 14.0g of X and 3.00g of Y react completely to produce a compound with formula XaYb. Determine values of a and b consistent with these observations.
This solution finds the values of 'a' and 'b' by finding the moles of X and moles of Y to obtain a ratio. All steps are shown with brief explanations.