Problem: A compound isolated from the rind of lemons is found to be 88.14 % carbon and 11.86 % hydrogen by mass.How many grams of C are there in a 100.1-g sample of this substance?

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We are asked to determine how many grams of C are in a 100.1 g sample of a compound isolated from the rind of lemons is found to be 88.14 % carbon and 11.86 % hydrogen by mass.

Step 1: The compound is composed of C and H and we’re given the mass percent of C (88.14% C) and H (11.86% H.) Check if the mass percentages of a compound add up to 100%

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A compound isolated from the rind of lemons is found to be 88.14 % carbon and 11.86 % hydrogen by mass.

How many grams of C are there in a 100.1-g sample of this substance?

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