Ethyl butyrate (EB) smells like pineapple. Combusting 2.78 mg of EB gives
6.32 mg of CO2 and 2.58 g of water. What is the empirical formula of EB?
asked by @madisonf34 •
11 months ago •
• 5 pts
How do I go about solving this? What is EB? Are we supposed to have this memorized?
Hey Madison. Are you sure it's 2.58 grams of water? Or is it 2.58 mg of water? And don't worry about the compound. It's just an ester. You don't have to memorize it. They will usually give you the compound's formula for you to find the molar mass, or they might give you the molar mass as well.
Sabrina commented 11 months ago