# Combustion of 25.08 g of a compound containing only carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen produces 48.99 g CO2 and 25.07 g H2OPart AWhat is the empirical formula of the compound?C21 H26 O12САН10 02C8 HO12СрH5ОSubmitRequest Answer

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Step 1

Let the empirical formula of the compound containing carbon, hydrogen and oxygen be CxHyOz

Given,

Mass of CxHyOz = 25.08 g

Mass of CO2 = 48.99 g

Mass of H2O = 25.07 g

Moles of CO2 and H2O can be calculated as:

Step 2

Now, 1 mol of CO2 contains 1 mol of C. Therefore, 1.11 mol of CO2 contains 1.11 mol of C

1 mol of H2O contains 2 mol of H. Therefore, 1.39 mol of H2O contains (2×1.39) 2.78 mol of H.

Mass of C = 1.11 mol × 12 g/mol = 13.32 g

Mass of H = 2.78 mol × 1 g/mol = 2.78 g

Moles of oxygen can be calculated as:

Step 3

The empirical formula can be computed by f...

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