Problem: Measurements show that unknown compound X has the following composition: elements               mass%carbon                    63.1%hydrogen                5.29%oxygen                   31.5%Write the empirical chemical formula of X.

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Measurements show that unknown compound X has the following composition: 

elements               mass%

carbon                    63.1%

hydrogen                5.29%

oxygen                   31.5%

Write the empirical chemical formula of X.


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