# A compound containing only C, H, and O, was extracted from the bark of the sassafras tree. The combustion of 82.3mg produced 223mg of CO2and 45.8mg of H2O. The molar mass of the compound was 162 g/mol. Determine its empirical and molecular formulas.(For this problem use the format: CxHyOz, where x, y, and z are subscripts of 2 or greater.)Thank you

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A compound containing only C, H, and O, was extracted from the bark of the sassafras tree. The combustion of 82.3mg produced 223mg of CO2and 45.8mg of H2O. The molar mass of the compound was 162 g/mol. Determine its empirical and molecular formulas.

(For this problem use the format: CxHyOz, where x, y, and z are subscripts of 2 or greater.)

Thank you

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Step 1

Given that the mass of CO2 and H2O formed by the burning of 82.3 mg of compound is 223 mg and 45.8 mg respectively.

The mass of Carbon, Hydrogen and oxygen can be calculated using the simple mole concept.

Step 2

Number of moles of Carbon, Hydrogen and oxygen can be calculated by the equation given below:

Step 3

In-order to get the empirical formula, first the number of moles has to be divided with the lowest...

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