Problem: What is the mass % of carbon in dimethylsulfoxide, C2H6SO?

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mass percent=mass elementtotal mass compound×100


For the percent by mass C, we’re going to rewrite the equation as:

mass percent=mass Cmass C2H6SO×100

Mass of C:

2 x 12.01 g/mol = 24.02 g/mol

Molar mass of C2H6SO:

C: 2 x 12.01 g/mol = 24.02 g/mol
H: 6 x 1 .01 g/mol = 6.06 g/mol
S: 1 x 32.07 g/mol = 32.06 g/mol
O: 1 x 16.00 g/mol = 16.00 g/mol

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What is the mass % of carbon in dimethylsulfoxide, C2H6SO?

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