Chemistry

What is the empirical formula of a compound that has a carbon-to-hydrogen ratio of 2 to 6?

Is it CH3?

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 118
  1. It would be C2H6

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0
    posted by Hannah
  2. why

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0
    posted by danny123
  3. because you take the ratio and just use them as subscripts for its corresponding element. So if carbon came out to 2 and hydrogen came out to 6, then it would simply be C2H6.

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0
    posted by Hannah
  4. but can't you simplify that to CH3

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0
    posted by danny123
  5. Yes, no, yes.
    The EMPIRICAL formula for a compound with the ratio of C2H6 is CH3. The empirical formula is the simplest formula that can be derived. The C2H6 COULD BE (but it isn't necessarily so) the molecular formula.

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0
    posted by DrBob222

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

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

    asked by anonymous on August 2, 2007
  2. chemistry

    A 25g sample of a compound composed of Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen was combusted. 55grams of Carbon Dioxide and 30 grams of water were collected. A) What is the empirical formula of the compound? B) If the compound has a molar

    asked by Olga on October 8, 2010
  3. Chemistry

    on analysis a compound of carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen and oxygen contains 60.5% carbon and 6.5%hydrogen. if 0.309g of the compound yielded 0.0313g of nitrogen , determine empirical formula of the compound. ( h=1, c=12, n=14, o= 16)

    asked by Samba mambo on November 7, 2019
  4. chemistry

    a compound contains 5.2% by mass Nitrogen. It also contains carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Combustion of 0.085g of the compound produced 0.224g of carbon dioxide and 0.0372g of water. Calculate the empirical formula of the compound.

    asked by martina on October 8, 2013
  5. Chemistry

    An unknown compound contains carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. When burned, a 2.000 gram sample of this compound releases 3.451 g of carbon dioxide and 1.059 grams of water. What is the empirical formula of this compound? Thank you

    asked by Mom on October 17, 2011
  6. CHEMISTRY

    A compound which contains hydrogen, oxygen, carbon only has molar mass of about 85 g/mol. When 0.43 g of the compound is burned in excess of oxyfen, 1.10 g of CO2 and 0.45 g of H2O are formed. Find the molecular formula and the

    asked by Clive Lodnyx on July 18, 2016
  7. 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

    asked by Matthew on February 20, 2012
  8. 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

    asked by Matthew on February 20, 2012
  9. Chemistry

    A certain compound containing only carbon and hydrogen was found to have a vapor density of 2.550 g/L at 100 degrees C and 760 mm Hg. If the empirical formula of this compound is CH, what is the molecular formula of this compound?

    asked by Amy on December 9, 2012
  10. chemistry

    8750 g of a compound which contains only carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen were burned in oxygen to produce, 2.1930 g of N2O4 , and 2.2900 g of water. What is the empirical formula of the compound? (Hint: do carbon by difference)

    asked by joan on September 21, 2011

More Similar Questions