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Homework Help: chemistry

Posted by gloria on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 9:40pm.

In 1934, Edward A. Doisy of Washington Univeristy extracted 1361 kg og hog ovaries to isolate a few milligrams of a potent female hormone. Doisy burned 5.00 mg of this precious sample in oxygen and found that 14.54 mg of CO2 and 3.97 mg of H2O were generated.
(a) determine the empirical formula of the hormone
(b) the molecular weight of the hormone was later determined to be 272 g/mol. determine the molecular formula of the hormone.

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