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April 16, 2014

Homework Help: AP Chemistry

Posted by R on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 7:57pm.

When a sample of methyl salicylate weighing 5.287 grams is burned in excess oxygen, 12.24 grams of CO2 and 2.522 grams of H2O are formed. What is the empirical formula for oil of wintergreen?

I know the answer is C8H8O3, I just need help finding out how to solve the problem. Thanks for any help in advance.

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