Progesterone, which contains only carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, is a steroid hormone involved in the female menstrual cycle, pregnancy (supports gestation) and embryogenesis of humans and other species. Combustion analysis of a 1.893-g sample of progesterone produced 5.563g of CO2 and 1.627g H2O. The molar mass of progesterone is 314.46g/mol .
Find the molecular formula for progesterone.
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