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. C5H9O3b. C4H9O2c C9H10Od. C2H4OConsidering 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. C10H18O6b. C4H8O2c. C3H4O3d. 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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