Problem: Determine the empirical formula of the following compound if a sample contains 87.5% N and 12.5% H by mass. Express your answer as a chemical formula.

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Determine the empirical formula of the following compound if a sample contains 87.5% N and 12.5% H by mass. 

Express your answer as a chemical formula.

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