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We’re being asked to determine the empirical formula of eucalyptol, a compound composed of C, H, and O, given the mass percent of C and O.
Recall that the empirical formula is the simplest whole-number ratio formula of a compound.
For this problem, we need to do the following steps:
Step 1: Calculate the mass and moles of C, H, and O in the compound.
Step 2: Determine the lowest whole number ratio of C, H, and O to get the empirical formula.
The koala dines exclusively on eucalyptus leaves. Its digestive system detoxifies the eucalyptus oil, a poison to other animals. The chief constituent in eucalyptus oil is a substance called eucalyptol, which contains 77.87% C, 11.76% H, and the remainder O.
What is the empirical formula for this substance?