(a) Interpretation: The empirical formula of the compound having 79.89% of carbon and 20.11% of hydrogen should be determined. Concept Introduction: The formula of the chemical compound in which atoms are present in simple positive integer ratio is said to be empirical formula. This formula only gives the proportions of the elements but doesn’t give the actual number of atoms present in the compound.

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Chapter 8, Problem 96AP
Interpretation Introduction

(a)

Interpretation:

The empirical formula of the compound having 79.89% of carbon and 20.11% of hydrogen should be determined.

Concept Introduction:

The formula of the chemical compound in which atoms are present in simple positive integer ratio is said to be empirical formula. This formula only gives the proportions of the elements but doesn’t give the actual number of atoms present in the compound.

Interpretation Introduction

(b)

Interpretation:

The molar mass of the compound should be identified from the given values of masses.

Concept Introduction:

Molar mass of the molecule is equal to the sum of the masses of atoms present in the molecule.

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