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Writing a balanced chemical equation for combustion of compound X

A compound "X" is composed of 58.77% C, 13.81% H, and 27.42% N, by mass, and has a molar mass close to 100 g/mol. Use this information to write a balanced chemical equation for the combustion of the compound X, assuming that this reaction produces only CO2, H2O, and N2.

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Mass of C present in the compound = 0.5877*100 = 58.77 g
Molar weight of one atom of C = 12 grams
Therefore, number of Carbon atoms present = 58.77/12 = 4.8975

Mass of H present in the ...

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The solution provides a detailed explanation of how to use given information to write a balanced chemical equation for the combustion of the compound X.

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