# How would you determine the empirical formula of a compound found to contain 52.11% carbon, 13.14% hydrogen, and 34.75% oxygen?

Nov 13, 2015

#### Explanation:

First, find the no. of mol,
To find the simplest ratio, u divide all of the mol with the smallest mol which is 2.17

So, the empirical formula is ${C}_{2} {H}_{6} O$

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