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A major oil company has used a gasoline additive called MMT to boost the octane rating of its gasoline. What is the empirical formula of MMT if it is 49.5% C, 3.2% H, 22.0% O, and 25.2% Mn?

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The first step is to assume exactly 100 mg of the substance. This means in a 100mg of the compund, 49.5g will be Carbon, 3.2g will be H 22g will be O and 25.2g is Mn.

We will need to compare these element to each other ...

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