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The chemical explosive nitroglycerine has the formula C3H5(NO3)3. How many oxygen atoms are in the formula unit for this compound?
A. 3
B. 6
C. 9
D. 12

C. 9

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    I agree.

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    you have the correct answer and are looking for an explanation?

    there are three nitrates of formula NO3. since there are 3 oxygen atoms per nitrate, and 3 nitrates total. 3x3 = 9 oxygen atoms per nitroglycerin

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    thank you

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