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14. Geosmin is an organic compound that is partly responsible for the smell of soil. It has amolar mass of 182.31 g/mol and consists of only C, H, and O. When 6.82 grams of it arecombusted under oxygen, it produces 19.756 g of CO2 and 7.4135 g of H2O. What are theempirical and molecular formulas of geosmin?

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14. Geosmin is an organic compound that is partly responsible for the smell of soil. It has a
molar mass of 182.31 g/mol and consists of only C, H, and O. When 6.82 grams of it are
combusted under oxygen, it produces 19.756 g of CO2 and 7.4135 g of H2O. What are the
empirical and molecular formulas of geosmin?

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Step 1

Given,

 

Amount of sample took for combustion is 6.82 grams.

Amount of carbon dioxide produced is 19.756 g.

Amount of water produced is 7.4135 g.

 

Number of grams of carbon is:

Number of grams of carbon = Wxmolar mass of carbon
molar mass of CO2
Wis amount of carbondioxide produced
Number of grams of carbon = 19.756 x 12.0107
44
5.3928g
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Number of grams of carbon = Wxmolar mass of carbon molar mass of CO2 Wis amount of carbondioxide produced Number of grams of carbon = 19.756 x 12.0107 44 5.3928g

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Step 2

Number of grams of hydrogen is:

Number of grams of hydrogen = Wxmolar mass of hydrogen
molar mass of H20
Wis amount of water produced
2.015680.8301g
Number of grams of hydrogen 7.4135 x
18
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Number of grams of hydrogen = Wxmolar mass of hydrogen molar mass of H20 Wis amount of water produced 2.015680.8301g Number of grams of hydrogen 7.4135 x 18

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Number of grams of...

6.82g - (5.3928 g C 0.8301 g H) 0.5971 g O
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6.82g - (5.3928 g C 0.8301 g H) 0.5971 g O

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