Recall that the empirical formula is the simplest whole-number ratio formula of a compound.
Step 1: The atomic masses are 12.01 g/mol C, 1.01 g/mol H, and 16.00 g/mol O.
= 13.49 mol C
A sample of a compound is decomposed in the laboratory and produces 165 g carbon, 27.8 g hydrogen, and 220.2 g oxygen. Calculate the empirical formula of the compound.
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