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A substance in cough drops is composed of C, H, and O. A 0.1005g sample is combusted, producing 0.2829g of CO2 and 0.1159g of H2O. What is the empirical formula?

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A substance in cough drops is composed of C, H, and O. A 0.1005g sample is combusted, producing 0.2829g of CO2 and 0.1159g of H2O. What is the empirical formula?

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It is required to calculate the empirical formula of the compound on the basis of given values.

Mass of sample = 0.1005 g

Mass of CO2 produced = 0.2829 g

Mass of H2O produced = 0.1159 g

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