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Solved: Citric acid, the compound responsible for the sour taste of lemons, has the

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Problem 92P

Citric acid, the compound responsible for the sour taste of lemons, has the elemental composition: C, 37.51%; H, 4.20%; O, 58.29%. Calculate the empirical formula of citric acid.

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Solution 92P

Here, we have to calculate the empirical formula of  citric acid.

Step 1: Assume 100 g of the compound is present.

C= 37.51 g

H = 4.20 g

O = 58.29 g

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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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