Problem: Diazomethane is a highly poisonous, explosive compound. The reason it is explosive is that it readily evolves N2. Diazomethane has the following composition by mass: 28.57% C; 4.80% H; and 66.64% N. The molar mass of diazomethane is 42.04 g/mol. Find the molecular formula of diazomethane.

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Diazomethane is a highly poisonous, explosive compound. The reason it is explosive is that it readily evolves N2. Diazomethane has the following composition by mass: 28.57% C; 4.80% H; and 66.64% N. The molar mass of diazomethane is 42.04 g/mol. Find the molecular formula of diazomethane.

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