Worksheet: Combustion Analysis

In this worksheet, we will practice interpreting combustion analysis data to deduce the elemental composition of an analyte.

Q1:

Complete combustion of a polymer sample yields 0.00726 g of carbon dioxide and 0.00148 g of water as the only products. What is the empirical formula of the polymer?

  • A C H 3 2
  • B C H 2
  • C C H 2
  • D C H
  • E C H 2 3

Q2:

Complete combustion of a polymer sample yields 0.00394 g of carbon dioxide and 0.00161 g of water as the only products. What is the empirical formula of the polymer?

  • A C H 3 2
  • B C H 2
  • C C H
  • D C H 2
  • E C H 2 3

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