Mesitylene is a liquid hydrocarbon. Burning 0.650 g of the compound in oxygen gives 2.14 g of CO2 and 0.585 g of H2O. What is the empirical formula of mesitylene?
Mass of mesitylene = 0.650 g
Mass of carbon dioxide = 2.14 g
Mass of water = 0.585 g
The representation of atoms of a compound in simple whole number ratio is known as empirical formula.
The rules for determining empirical formula is given as follows:
Mass of carbon dioxide = ...
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