A whole class of compounds is composed of just carbon and hydrogen, the "hydrocarbons". If a 7.81 g sample of a hydrocarbon was analyzed and the carbon was converted to 26.4g of CO2 what is the empirical formula?
No clue what converted means... and how a part of the sample increases in mass...
The Attempt at a Solution
a) CH b)CH10 c)C2H10 d)C10H e)C10H2