Problem: Butyric acid has an unpleasant odor and is found in milk, cheese, butter. It causes the main distinctive smell in human vomit. A sample of butyric acid is sent for elemental analysis and is determined to contain 54.52% carbon, 9.151% hydrogen and 36.32% oxygen. What is the empirical formula for butyric acid? a. C5H9O3 b. C4H9O2 c C9H10O d. C2H4O Considering your response to the previous question, and knowing the molar mass of butyric acid is 88.11 g/mol, what is the molecular formula for butyric acid? a. C10H18O6 b. C4H8O2 c. C3H4O3 d. C5H12O

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Butyric acid has an unpleasant odor and is found in milk, cheese, butter. It causes the main distinctive smell in human vomit. A sample of butyric acid is sent for elemental analysis and is determined to contain 54.52% carbon, 9.151% hydrogen and 36.32% oxygen.

What is the empirical formula for butyric acid?

a. C5H9O3

b. C4H9O2

c C9H10O

d. C2H4O

Considering your response to the previous question, and knowing the molar mass of butyric acid is 88.11 g/mol, what is the molecular formula for butyric acid?

a. C10H18O6

b. C4H8O2

c. C3H4O3

d. C5H12O

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