Combustion Analysis


Combustion is burning a material in air (i.e. oxygen). This process is mainly used for compounds containing C & H as their elements.

When combusted in air and with the help of a catalyst (to enhance the process), it produces CO2 and H2O.

To calculate the amount of H and C in the original sample, the amount of H2O and CO2O produced are determined after being absorbed by H2O and CO2 absorbers.


When 0.255 g of Isopropyl alcohol (has C,H,O) is combusted In Air, it produces 0.561 g CO2 and 0.306 g H2O

Question: What is the empirical formula of the alcohol?


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Date of last modification: Summer , 2019