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Posted by <3 on Friday, January 29, 2010 at 4:31am.

Monosodium glutamate (MSG), a food-flavor enhancer, has been blamed for “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome,” the symptoms of which are headaches & chest pains. MSG has the following composition by mass: 35.51 percent C, 4.77 percent H, 37.85 percent O, 8.29 percent N, & 13.60 percent Na. What is its molecular formula if its molar mass is about 169 g?

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