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Empirical Formula of a Compound

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

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

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