Problem: A compound composed of only carbon and hydrogen is 7.743% hydrogen by mass. Propose a Lewis structure for the lightest of the possible compounds.

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Assume 100g of the compound, 7.743 g H and 92.257 g O


7.743 g H ×1 mol H1.008 g H = 7.68 mol H

92.257 g C × 1 mol C12.01 g C = 7.68 mol C


7.68 mol H7.68 mol = 1 H

7.68 mol C7.68 mol = 1 C


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A compound composed of only carbon and hydrogen is 7.743% hydrogen by mass. Propose a Lewis structure for the lightest of the possible compounds.

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