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

14th Edition
Burdge
ISBN: 9781259327933
Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: the empirical formula of the methyl tert-butyl ether should be identified when the combustion of 12.1g sample of methyl tert-butyl ether produces 14.8g of H2O and 30.2g of CO2.

Concept introduction:

  • Combustion of hydrocarbon produces CO2 and H2O.
  • Number of moles of a substance, from its given mass is,

Number of moles=GivenmassMolecularmass

  • Number of grams of a substance from its number of moles is,

Number of moles×Molecularmass in grams=Numberofgrams

  • Empirical formula of a compound represents the smallest whole number relative ratio of elements in that compound.

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