Combustion analysis of a 12.01 g sample of tartaric acid, which contains only carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, produced 14.08 g CO2 and 4.32 g H2O.
a) What is the empirical formula of tartaric acid?
b) If 0.250 moles of the compound weighs 37.52 g, what is the molecular formula of the compound?
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