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Posted by Chelsea on Friday, September 17, 2010 at 1:54pm.

The foul odor of rancid butter is due largely to butyric acid, a compound containing carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Combustion analysis of a 4.30-g sample of butyric acid produced 8.59g CO_2 and 3.52 g H_2O.Find the empirical formula for butyric acid.

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