# Part CThe rotten smell of a decaying animal carcass is partially due to a nitrogen-containing compound called putrescine. Elemental analysis of putrescine indicates that it consists of: 54.50% C, 13.73% H, and 31.77% N. Calculate the empirical formula of putrescine.Express your answer as a chemical formula.

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#### Part C

The rotten smell of a decaying animal carcass is partially due to a nitrogen-containing compound called putrescine. Elemental analysis of putrescine indicates that it consists of: 54.50% C, 13.73% H, and 31.77% N. Calculate the empirical formula of putrescine.
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Step 1

Consider 100 g of the compound is present,

C = 54.50 g

H = 13.73 g

N = 31.77 g

Now will convert the masses of the elements to moles by using the molar mass of each element –

Step 2

Now divide the values of C, H and N by the smal...

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