# Problem: Upon combustion, a compound containing only carbon and hydrogen produces 1.50 g CO2 and 0.766 g H2O. Find the empirical formula of the compound.

###### 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 = 0.034 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 = 0.085 mol

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Upon combustion, a compound containing only carbon and hydrogen produces 1.50 g CO2 and 0.766 g H2O. Find the empirical formula of the compound.

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