So I'm in chemistry doing some work. I come across a problem, this is what it asked.
The compound methyl butanoate smells like apples. wtf?
Its precent composition is 58.8% C, 9.8% H, and 31.4% O and its molar mass is 102g/mol.
What is its empirical forumla? What is its molecular formula.
Ok posted this for one of two reasons.
1) See bold text
2) Does anyone know the answer? Me and my professor were able to determine the empirical formula, but the molecular forumla was complicating and we ran out of class time.
Hooray for moderm text books! :?