Problem: Calculate the empirical formula for each natural flavor based on its elemental mass percent composition: a. methyl butyrate ( component of apple taste and smell): C 58.80%, H 9.87%, O 31.33%

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Calculate the empirical formula for each natural flavor based on its elemental mass percent composition: 

a. methyl butyrate ( component of apple taste and smell): C 58.80%, H 9.87%, O 31.33%

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