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Answer to Question #56899 in General Chemistry for Buono11

Question #56899
A 1.0876 g sample of compound “B” contain C, H and O atoms was quantitatively burned in excess oxygen. The carbon dioxide and the water vapor were trapped and their mass was determined. The mass of the CO2 was 2.078 g and the mass of the H2O was 1.2738 g. What is the empirical formula of this compound?
Expert's answer
CxHyOz + O2 = xCO2 + (y/2)H2O
n(C ) = 2.078 / 44 = 0.0472 (mol);
n(H) = 1.2738 / 18 = 0.0708 (mol);
n(O) = (1.0876 – (0.0472 * 12) – (0.0708 * 1)) / 16 = 0.02813;
C : H : O = 0.0472 : 0.0708 : 0.02813 = 1.668 : 2.5167 : 1 = 10 : 15 : 6;

Answer: C10H15O6

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