Chemistry 12th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0078021510
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-151-0

Chapter 3 - Mass Relationships in Chemical Reactions - Questions & Problems: 3.36

Answer

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Work Step by Step

We know that percent composition tells us directly the empirical formula. First of all, we convert percentage composition to mass in grams and then we convert to moles. We determine the molar ratio of elements in the compound and compare the simple molar ratio of elements in the compound.
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