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    Empirical and Molecular Formula of Cadaverine

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    Cadaverine, a substance produced by the action of bacteria on meat, contains 58.55% C , 13.81% H , and 27.40% N. Determine the empirical and molecular formulas.

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    Convert % to g, then to mol using mol = mass / molar mass

    Mol of C = 58.55 / 12 = 4.89 mol
    Mol of H = 13.81 / 1 = ...

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    The expert examines empiricals and molecular formulas of cadaverine.

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