Hi transgalactic!a matirial which weighs 1.235gram
made of carbon oxigen and hydrogen
and this material burned in oxigen
which gives 3.425 gram of CO_2
and 0.971 of H_2O ??
what is the ampiric formula of the material
One of those values looks familar; the other I do not remember. I solved the problem on my own several days ago.i have 0.077824106 moles of CO_2
and 0.05389869 moles of H_2O
See my last post on this topic. At first, you do not yet know the actual coefficients for the reactant compounds.what to do next??
The coefficients are unknow to start with, just as the subscripts for the atoms in the unknown compound. You need basic algebra-arithmetic skills. The decision on which final WHOLE numbers to find will come as one of your last steps. I initially found nonwhole values for one or more subscripts in the atoms of the compound also. The process was finished by finding a whole number factor which would keep all subscripts as extremely close to whole OR whole; and just good judgement.it not a whole numbers
and i dont know how to build balancing equations for this