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An organic compound contains 40% by weight of carbon and 6.66% by weight of Hydrogen. Empirical formula of the compound is

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 CHO
Percentage of weight 406.66 (100  46.66)=53.34
Number of gram atoms  4012=3.336.661=6.6653.3416=3.33
Number of gram atoms   3.333.33=16.663.33=23.333.33=1

Empirical Formula = CH2O


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