# 1. Butyric acid is a fatty acid occurring in the form of esters in animal fats. A sample of butyric acid contains 54.53 g C, 9.15 g H, and 36.32 g O. The molar mass of butyric acid is 88.11 g/mol. Determine (a) and (b). Show your work. A. Empirical formula of butyric acid B. Molecular formula of butyric acid

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1. Butyric acid is a fatty acid occurring in the form of esters in animal fats. A sample of butyric acid contains 54.53 g C, 9.15 g H, and 36.32 g O. The molar mass of butyric acid is 88.11 g/mol. Determine (a) and (b). Show your work.

A. Empirical formula of butyric acid

B. Molecular formula of butyric acid

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## Expert Answer

Step 1

It is required to calculate the empirical and molecular formula of butyric acid.

Step 2

Calculating the number of moles of each element present,

Step 3

To obtain the empirical formula, divide all the values by the smallest...

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