Problem: Determine the empirical formulas of the compounds with the following compositions by mass.21.7% C, 9.6% O, and 68.7% F

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Step 1: 21.7% C, 9.6% O, and 68.7% F by mass. Recall that mass percent is given by:


% mass=mass of Xtotal mass×100


Assuming we have 100 g of the compound, this means we have 21.7 g C, 9.6 g O, and 68.7 g F.

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Determine the empirical formulas of the compounds with the following compositions by mass.

21.7% C, 9.6% O, and 68.7% F

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