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Chapter 8, Problem 8.19QP

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CHEMISTRY: ATOMS FIRST VOL 1 W/CON...

14th Edition
Burdge
ISBN: 9781259327933

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CHEMISTRY: ATOMS FIRST VOL 1 W/CON...

14th Edition
Burdge
ISBN: 9781259327933
Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The empirical formula for Lactic acid should be identified when the combustion of given 10 g of sample produces 6g of H2O and 14.7g of CO2.

Concept Introduction:

  • Combustion of hydrocarbon produces CO2 and H2O.
  • Combustion is the process of burning a compound in presence of excess of oxygen.
  • Empirical formula of a compound represents the smallest whole number relative ratio of elements in that compound.
  • Number of moles of a substance, from its given mass is,

Number of moles=GivenmassMolecularmass

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