Chemistry

posted by .

Find the molecular formula of a compound that is 48.38% carbon, 8.12% hydrogen, and 53.5% oxygen by mass and has a molecular weight of 328 g/mol.

  • Chemistry -

    Take a 100 g sample to give you
    48.38 g C
    8.12 g H
    53.5 g O.
    Convert grams to mols. mols = grams/molar mass
    uh oh! Percent adds up to more than 100% (110% to be exact about it). You must have made a typo or the problem is printed wrong. My best educated guess is that 53.5% O should be 43.5% O.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Chemistry

    Please check my answers for the following questions. THANK YOU. 1) The empirical formula of a compound that is 25.9% nitrogen and 74.1% oxygen is.... ANSWER: N2O 2) empirical formula of a compound that consists of 4.80 grams of carbon, …
  2. chemistry

    a compound with the molecular weight of 276 grams was determined to be 39.10% carbon, 8.77% hydrogen, and 52.13% oxygen. what is the empiricial formula and the molecular formula for the compound?
  3. chemistry

    a compound with the molecular weight of 276 grams was determined to be 39.10% carbon, 8.77% hydrogen, and 52.13% oxygen. what is the empiricial formula and the molecular formula for the compound?
  4. Chemistry

    Calculate the empirical formula and molecular formula of a compound that contains only carbon, oxygen and hydrogen and has a molecular mass of approximately 90. g/mol. Upon combustion of 12.0g of the compund with an excess of oxygen, …
  5. Chemistry

    I need some help with some of these questions: The action of bacteria on meat and fish produces a poisonous compound called cadaverine. As its name implies, it stinks! It is 58.77 percent carbon, 13.81 percent hydrogen, and 27.40 percent …
  6. Chemistry

    I need some help with some of these questions: The action of bacteria on meat and fish produces a poisonous compound called cadaverine. As its name implies, it stinks! It is 58.77 percent carbon, 13.81 percent hydrogen, and 27.40 percent …
  7. chemistry

    A 12.0g sample of carbohydrate contain 4.50g of carbon, 3.25g of oxygen, and some hydrogen. Determine the percent by mass of hydrogen in your product. Find the empirical formula for a compound that consists of aluminum and chlorine …
  8. chemistry

    2.4g of a compound of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen gave on combustion, 3.52g of CO2 and 1.44g of H2O. The relative molecular mass of the compound was found to be 60. a)What are the masses of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen in 2.4g of the …
  9. chemistry

    2.4g of a compound of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen gave on combustion, 3.52g of CO2 and 1.44g of H2O. The relative molecular mass of the compound was found to be 60. a)What are the masses of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen in 2.4g of the …
  10. Chemistry- DrBob222

    I completed this question like you told me to. Are the answers correct?

More Similar Questions