A certain compound contains carbon, hydrogen , and oxygen. When 1.00 grams of this compound are burned in oxygen gas 1.47 grams of CO2 and 0.600 grams of water are formed. When 2.75 grams of the compound are dissolved in 10.0 grams of water the resulting solution freezes at –2.84oC.
1.Determine the empirical formula of the compound.
2.Calculate the molecular weight of the compound.
3.Determine the molecular formula of the compound.
4.Write a balanced equation for the combustion reaction described above and calculate the volume of oxygen gas required to complete the combustion. Assume the gas is measured at STP.