What is the percent by mass of carbon in acetone, #C_3H_6O#?

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Jun 11, 2016

Answer:

#"Mass of carbon"/"Mass of acetone"xx100%# #=# #"Percentage by mass Carbon"#.

Explanation:

We take the formula mass of acetone, #58.08*g*mol^-1#, and perform the calculation,

#(3xx12.011*g*mol^-1)/(58.08*g*mol^-1)xx100%# #~=# #60%#