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    Empirical Formula of a Compound

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    A 10.0 mg sample of a compound containing only carbon and hydrogen is burned in oxygen producing 30 mg CO2 and 16.3 mg of H2O. Using this data determine the empirical formula of this compound.

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    Let the balanced chemical equation for the combustion reaction be
    CxHy + pO2  mCO2 + nH2O
    The atomic masses are: C = 12, H = 1, O = ...

    Solution Summary

    Empirical formula has been derived on the basis of the given information.

    Let the balanced chemical equation for the combustion reaction be ...
    ...
    That is, x: y = ...
    The empirical formula of the compound is ...

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