# Problem: Combustion analysis of a hydrocarbon produced 33.01 g CO2 and 13.52 g H2O.Calculate the empirical formula of the hydrocarbon.

###### FREE Expert Solution

Step 1:  There is 1 mole of C in 1 mole of CO2. Finding the moles of C:

MM of CO2 is 44.01

moles of C = 0.75 mol

There are 2 moles of H in 1 mole of H2O. Finding the moles of H:

MM of H2O is 18.02

moles of H = 1.5 mol

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Combustion analysis of a hydrocarbon produced 33.01 g CO2 and 13.52 g H2O.

Calculate the empirical formula of the hydrocarbon.

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