Problem: Calculate the percentage by mass of oxygen in the following compounds.tetracycline, C22H24N2O8

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We are asked to calculate for the percent by mass (mass %) of C in tetracycline (C22H24N2O8) and to do that we’re going to use the mass percent formula shown below:

mass percent=mass of elementtotal mass of the compound×100


For the percent by mass O, we’re going to rewrite the equation as:

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Calculate the percentage by mass of oxygen in the following compounds.

tetracycline, C22H24N2O8

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