Step 1: We are given 58.55% C, 13.81% H, and 27.40% N by mass.
Assuming we have 100 g of the compound, this means we have 58.55 g C, 13.81 g H, and 27.40 g N.
Determine the empirical and molecular formulas of each of the following substances. For example, butane has an empirical formula of C2H5 (lowest whole-number ratio) and a molecular formula of C4H10, where the molecular formula corresponds to the molar mass of 58.12 g/mol.
Cadaverine, a foul-smelling substance produced by the action of bacteria on meat, contains 58.55% C, 13.81% H, and 27.40% N by mass; its molar mass is 102.2 g/mol.
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