Solution for problem 92 Chapter 6
The compounds listed here are all over-the-counter pain relievers. Calculate the
Introductory Chemistry | 4th Edition
The compounds listed here are all over-the-counter pain relievers. Calculate the empirical formula for each compound. (a) acetaminophen (Tylenol): C, 63.56%; H, 6.00%; N, 9.27%; O, 21.17% (b) naproxen (Aleve): C, 73.03%; H, 6.13%; O, 20.84%
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The empirical formula of a compound reflects the atoms contained in the compound in their smallest ratio.
It is generally determined from the mass percentage of each element in the compound.
From the mass percentage of the element, the mole ratio is determined which is simplified to get the lowest ratio.