We’re being asked to determine the empirical formula of a compound composed of C and H given the mass.
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 and H in the compound.
Step 2: Determine the lowest whole number ratio of C and H to get the empirical formula.
A 0.50g sample of a compound contains 0.40g of C and 0.10g of H. What is the empirical formula of this compound?
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