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Complete combustion of 8.50 g of a hydrocarbon produced 26.2 g of CO2 and 12.1 g of H2O. What is the

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QuestionComplete combustion of 8.50 g of a hydrocarbon produced 26.2 g of CO2 and 12.1 g of H2O. Whatis the empirical formula for the hydrocarbon?SolutionNumber of moles of CO2 and H2O are 26.2 === 0. 60 44 12.1== 0.67 =18In general, formula for the hydrocarbon may be represented as CxHy.Then the combustion reaction may be given asCxHy + (2x + y/2) O2 x CO2 + y/2 H2OFrom the equation of combustion we can see that 0.60 == ...
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