# Problem: The complete combustion of 0.285 g of a pure hydrocarbon yielded 0.878 g CO 2 and 0.405 g H2O. What is the mass % C in this hydrocarbon? A) 24.0% B) 72.7% C) 27.3% D) 32.4% E) 84.1%

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The complete combustion of 0.285 g of a pure hydrocarbon yielded 0.878 g CO 2 and 0.405 g H2O. What is the mass % C in this hydrocarbon?

A) 24.0%

B) 72.7%

C) 27.3%

D) 32.4%

E) 84.1%

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