We are asked to determine the molecular formula of a compound that contains C, H, I, and S.
We shall follow these steps in solving this problem:
Step 1: Determine the mole ratio of C and H.
Step 2: Determine the contribution of S and I to the molar mass.
Step 3: Determine the deficient number of C and H atoms.
Step 4: Write the molecular formula.
A compound of molar mass 229 g/mol contains only carbon, hydrogen, iodine, and sulfur. Analysis shows that a sample of the compound contains 6 times as much carbon as hydrogen, by mass.
Calculate the molecular formula of the compound.
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