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A 0.08425 g sample of gas occupies 10.0-mL at 292.5 K and 1.10 atm. Upon further analysis, the compound is found to be 13.068% C and 86.932% Br. What is the molecular formula of the compound?
Identify the geometry around each carbon atom. a)trigonal pyramidal b)bent c)tetrahedral d)linear e)trigonal planar Is the compound polar or nonpolar?

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    Use PV = nRT to solve for n = number of mols. Then n = grams/molar mass. You know grams and n, solve for molar mass.

    Take 100 g sample which gives
    13.068 g C
    86.932 g Br.

    Convert grams to mols
    mols C = 13.068/atomic mass C.
    mols Br = 86.932/atomic mass Br.
    Find the ratio of C to Br with the smaller value being 1.00. The easy to do this is to divide the smaller value by itself; divide the other number by the same small number to find empirical formula which will be CxBry.
    empirical mass x z = molar mass(from above)
    Solve for x which becomes
    (empirical formula)x = molecular formula.

    Post your work if you get stuck.

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    Br7C

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    Br7C

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