Problem: Cyclohexane, a commonly used organic solvent, is 85.6% C and 14.4% H by mass with a molar mass of 84.2 g/mol. What is its molecular formula?

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Step 1: We are given 85.6% C and 14.4% H by mass. 


% mass=mass of Xtotal mass×100


Assuming we have 100 g of the compound, this means we have 85.6 g C, and 14.4 g H.


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Cyclohexane, a commonly used organic solvent, is 85.6% C and 14.4% H by mass with a molar mass of 84.2 g/mol. What is its molecular formula?

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