Chemistry

posted by .

Carminic acid,a naturally occuring red pigment extracted from the cochineal insect, contains only C,H,and O. It was commonly used as a dye in the first half of the nineteenth century. It is 53.66% C and 4.09% H by mass. A titration of the 0.3602 g sample pf the carminic acid requires 18.02 Ml of 0.0406 M NaOH to neutralize. Assuming there is only 1 acidic hydrogen per molecule, what is the molecular formula of carminic acid?



I know that carminic acid is a monoprotic acid and that I have to find the empirical formula fist then the gram molar weight, but how do I set this problem up in order to solve it? Do I add up the given percentages and then subtract them from 100% to find the percent of O?

  • Chemistry -

    yes on the given percentages, get the empirical formula first. Now determine the mass of the OH, and the moles OH in the base, that is the m oles of H in the acid.

  • Chemistry -

    thanks, this is very helpful!

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. algebra please help

    how much of 12.5% of skylite red pigment needs to be mixed with 20% macintosh red pigment to get a 17% red pigment?
  2. chemistry

    Naturally occuring chlorine gas has 3 isotopes 35cl-35cl, 35cl-37cl , 37cl-37cl a) mass of one molecule in terms of amu. b) mass of one molecule in terms of grams. c) mass of one mole in terms of grams. d) Naturally occuring Cl has …
  3. chemistry

    Naturally occuring chlorine gas has 3 isotopes 35cl-35cl, 35cl-37cl , 37cl-37cl a) mass of one molecule in terms of amu. b) mass of one molecule in terms of grams. c) mass of one mole in terms of grams. d) Naturally occuring Cl has …
  4. chemistry

    Carminic acid is a naturally occuring red pigment and contains only carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. It is 53.66% C and 4.0p% H by mass. A titration required 18.02 mL of 0.0406 M NaOH to neutralize 0.3602 g of carminic acid. Assuming …
  5. general chemistry

    naturally occuring chlorine is composed of 35CL with atomic mass of 34.969 37CL with atomic mass of 36.966 the average atomic mass id 35.453 what are the percantages of each isotope in naturally occuring chlorine ?
  6. Physical science

    Why can't naturally occuring uranium be used in a nuclear power plant?
  7. Probability

    A box contains 10 balls. Three of them are white, five are red, and two are black. Calculate the following probabilities: a) The first ball extracted is red. b) The first ball extracted is red or white. c) The second ball extracted …
  8. Algebra

    The masses of four different insects are given below. Insect A: 2.19*10^-4 g Insect B: 5.00*10^-3 g Insect C: 9.0*10^-2 g Insect D: 1.50*10^-3 g What is the order of these insects from heaviest to lightest?
  9. Algebra

    The masses of four different insects are given below. Insect A: 2.19*10^-4 g Insect B: 5.00*10^-3 g Insect C: 9.0*10^-2 g Insect D: 1.50*10^-3 g What is the order of these insects from heaviest to lightest?
  10. Science

    sodium can be extracted by heating naturally occuring salt until it is molten. an electrochemical process is then used to extract the sodium. cl2 is produces at the anode and Na is collected at the cathode. write the half-reactions …

More Similar Questions