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Explain whether the given statement is correct concerning sorbic acid, C6H8O2\mathrm{C}_6 \mathrm{H}_8 \mathrm{O}_2, an inhibitor of mould and yeast.

It has four times as many H\mathrm{H} atoms as O\mathrm{O} atoms, but four times as much O\mathrm{O} as H\mathrm{H} by mass

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Sorbic acid, C6H8O2\mathrm{C_{6}H_{8}O_{2}} is an inhibitor of moles and yeast. It has four times as many H atoms as O atoms, but it is four times as much O as H by mass

Thus, the given statement in the problem is true.

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