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Combustion analysis of 0.300 g of an unknown compound containing carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen produced 0.5213 g of CO2 and 0.2835 g of H2O. What is the empirical formula of the compound?
Convert g CO2 to percent C.
Convert g H2O to percent H.
Add %C and %H and subtract the sum from 100 to obtain %O.
Then take 100 g sample which will give you the percents in grams.
Convert gC, gH, and gO to moles. Then find the ratio of each element to the smallest in whole numbers.
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