Problem: Glucuronolactone is found in many plant gums and is added to some energy drinks.  A sample of this compound is analyzed and it is found to consist of the following mass percentages:  40.91 percent carbon, 4.58 percent hydrogen, and 54.51 percent oxygen.     What is the empirical formula of this compound?

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Glucuronolactone is found in many plant gums and is added to some energy drinks.  A sample of this compound is analyzed and it is found to consist of the following mass percentages:  40.91 percent carbon, 4.58 percent hydrogen, and 54.51 percent oxygen.    

What is the empirical formula of this compound?

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