Problem: Calculate the empirical formula for each natural flavor based on its elemental mass percent composition: b. vanillin (responsible for the taste and smell of vanilla): C 63.15%, H 5.30%, O 31.55%

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

b. vanillin (responsible for the taste and smell of vanilla): C 63.15%, H 5.30%, O 31.55%

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