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Asked Apr 28, 2019

Combustion analysis of naphthalene, a hydrocarbon used in mothballs, produced 8.80 g CO2 and 1.44 g H2O.

Calculate the empirical formula for naphthalene.

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Step 1

Use molar mass of to calculated the moles of C and H

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Step 2

The empirical formula for naphthalene can be calculated as

Divide by the smaller to ratio the moles 

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Step 3

Multiply by four to get whole numbers we g...

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