Problem: What is the molecular formula of the following compound?Empirical formula CHN (ℳ = 135.14 g/mol)

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To determine the molecular formula, we need to divide the molar mass by the empirical mass. The empirical mass is:


C = 12.01 g/mol

H = 1.008 g/mol

N = 14.01 g/mol

empirical mass = 27.028 g/mol


molar massempirical mass=135.14 gmol27.028 gmol=5


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What is the molecular formula of the following compound?

Empirical formula CHN (ℳ = 135.14 g/mol)

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