Problem: A compound isolated from the rind of lemons is found to be 88.14 % carbon and 11.86 % hydrogen by mass.How many moles of C?

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We’re being asked to calculate moles of C.


We’re given the mass percent of the solution and we're going to use the mass percent formula shown below:

mass percent=mass componenttotal mass×100


Assume 100 g compound, well have 88.14 g C. 


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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 moles of C?

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