Problem: Calculate the empirical formula for each of the following natural flavors based on their elemental mass percent composition.Vanillin (responsible for the taste and smell of vanilla): 63.15%C, 5.30%H, and 31.55%O.

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Step 1

Assuming 100 g, 63.15 g C, 5.30 g H, 31.55 g O


63.15 g C ×1 mol C12.01 g C = 5.26 mol C

5.30 g H ×1 mol H1.008 g H = 5.26 mol H

31.55 g O ×1 mol O16.00 g O = 1.97 mol O


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Calculate the empirical formula for each of the following natural flavors based on their elemental mass percent composition.

Vanillin (responsible for the taste and smell of vanilla): 63.15%C, 5.30%H, and 31.55%O.

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