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# In science class, students are learning about organic compounds. An acetic molecule is made of 2 carbon atoms, 2 oxygen atoms, and 4 hydrogen atoms. What is the ratio of carbon atoms to hydrogen atoms? A 2 : 4 B 4 : 2 C 6 : 2 D 2 : 8

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asked 2021-01-31
In science class, students are learning about organic compounds. An acetic molecule is made of 2 carbon atoms, 2 oxygen atoms, and 4 hydrogen atoms. What is the ratio of carbon atoms to hydrogen atoms?
A 2 : 4
B 4 : 2
C 6 : 2
D 2 : 8

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2021-02-01
Given that there are 2 carbon atoms and 4 hydrogen atoms, the ratio is:
$$\displaystyle\frac{{2}}{{4}}$$ or 2 : 4
So, the answer is A.

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