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The experimental method
To calculate the empirical formula of an organic compound you
burn a known mass of the compound in oxygen and measure the
mass of all the products
The mathematical method
CO2 H2O
Write down all the
weights 11g 9g
Work our the Mr, so 12+ (16x2) (1x2) + 16
add up all the atomic (the 12 being the carbon and the (the 1 being multiplied by 2 is the
mass 16 multiplied by 2 being the hydrogen and the 16 is the…read more

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