Combustion analysis is a technique where an organic compound is combusted (exploded!!!) and the products are quantitatively measured.
Concept #1: Combustion Analysis Determination
In a combustion reaction an organic compound made of carbon and hydrogen or carbon, hydrogen and oxygen is combusted to form carbon dioxide and water as products.
Example #1: A 0.2500 g sample contains carbon, hydrogen and oxygen and undergoes complete combustion to produce 0.3664 g of CO2 and 0.1500 g of H2O. What is the empirical formula of the compound?