An organic sample has composition by mass, #C:53.31%;H:11.18%;#, and the balance was oxygen. What is its empirical formula?
We assume a
And thus there are
We divide thru by the lowest molar quantity, that of oxygen to get a trial empirical formula.....of
This organic formula is a bit whack, in that I think it contains a peroxo linkage (or it's a diether or diol); it must do if its MOLECULAR formula is