Empirical formula?

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A sample of a compound of Cl and O reacts with an excess of H2 to give .233g of HCl and .403g of H2O Determine the empirical formula of the compound

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ALL the Cl and O in the products come from the unknown compound. This fact can be used to determine the amount (in moles) of Cl and O present in that compound.

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