Problem: Calculate the mass percent composition of carbon in each of the following carbon compounds.C2H5Cl

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We are asked to calculate for the percent by mass (mass %) of carbon (C) in C2H5Cl and to do that we’re going to use the mass percent formula shown below:

mass percent=mass of elementtotal mass of compound×100%


First, we need to get the atomic weight of C in C2H5Cl using the periodic table and then calculate its molar mass.


Mass of C:

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Calculate the mass percent composition of carbon in each of the following carbon compounds.

C2H5Cl

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