Combustion analysis of a hydrocarbon

asked by @jeanninef1 • 10 months ago • Chemistry • 5 pts

Combustion analysis of a hydrocarbon produced 33.01 g CO2 and 10.13 g H2O. Calculate the empirical formula of the hydrocarbon. Express your answer as a chemical formula

I've worked it out and keep getting C12H

but when I enter it into my homework it says that its wrong.

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Hey there! I've posted the solution below. So basically you just need to get the ratio of C to H. So to do that you have to calculate for the moles of CO2 and H2O do get the respective amounts. I hope this helps! enter image description here

answered by @leot1 • 10 months ago