# Problem: Menthol, the substance we can smell in mentholated cough drops, is composed of C, H, and O. A 0.1005-g sample of menthol is combusted, producing 0.2829 g of CO2 and 0.1159 g of H2O. What is the empirical formulafor menthol?If the compound has a molar mass of 156 g/mol, what is its molecular formula?

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Step 1: The reaction would be:

CxHyOz + O2 → CO2 + H2O

The mass of C and H:

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Menthol, the substance we can smell in mentholated cough drops, is composed of C, H, and O. A 0.1005-g sample of menthol is combusted, producing 0.2829 g of CO2 and 0.1159 g of H2O. What is the empirical formula
for menthol?

If the compound has a molar mass of 156 g/mol, what is its molecular formula?

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