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

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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 and the molecular formula for the given amount of ascorbic acid should be identified when the combustion of given 5.24 g of sample produces 21.4g of H2O and 7.86g 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.
  • Molecular Formula for a compound represents the individual number and the type of atoms present in the compound.
  • Number of moles of a substance, from its given mass is,

Number of moles=GivenmassMolecularmass

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