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
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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