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Complete combustion of 5.30 g of a hydrocarbon produced 17.2 g of CO2 and 5.30 g of H2O. What is the empirical formula for the hydrocarbon?

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  • Complete combustion of 5.30 g of a hydrocarbon produced 17.2 g of CO2 and 5.30 g of H2O. What is the empirical formula for the hydrocarbon?


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Answer #1 | 01/10 2015 20:28
1. Calculate the mole of CO2 and moles of C Calculate the moles of H2O and moles of H 2. Divide each by the moles of C Use the resulting numbers to fill in the equation CxHy where x and y are the numbers from the second step.
Positive: 57.142857142857 %
Answer #2 | 02/10 2015 03:28
1. Calculate the mole of CO2 and moles of C Calculate the moles of H2O and moles of H 2. Divide each by the moles of C Use the resulting numbers to fill in the equation CxHy where x and y are the numbers from the second step.
Positive: 25 %
John | 18/11 2018 22:26
C2H4
Positive: 0 %

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