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## Homework Statement

35.0mg of C-H-N (the unknown is the empirical formula) combusts to produce 33.5mg CO2 + 41.4mg H2O

## Homework Equations

I'm confused by the fact the product does not include N so I'm unsure how to figure for it.

## The Attempt at a Solution

Using all the information stoichometrically I have surmised 2 mols of O, 6 mols of H, 1 mol of C.

I used the same type of equations for each ie:

.0335g CO2 (1mol CO2/1mol C 44.01g) * (2mol O/ 1 Mol CO2) = .001522

Oncea again I'm stumped on how to figure the N...

Any help appreciatted!

Warren