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Possible formulae of an organic compound

  1. Aug 18, 2014 #1
    1. An organic compound containing 57.65% carbon, 4.21% hydrogen and 38.14% oxygen. Determine its possible organic chemical formulae in the form CxHyOz

    2. There is none

    3. I don't know
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2014
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  3. Aug 18, 2014 #2


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  4. Aug 18, 2014 #3
    Yes thank you, I have tried,
    (x:y:z)_n=(57.65/12:4.21:38.14/16)_n ~ (2:2:1)_n
    or (C2H2O)_n
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