Problem: A compound isolated from the rind of lemons is found to be 88.14 % carbon and 11.86 % hydrogen by mass.How many grams of H are there in a 100.1-g sample of this substance?

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We have to calculate the mass of hydrogen (in grams) in 100.1-g sample of compound that contains 11.86 % hydrogen by mass.


Mass percent of an element in a compound can be calculated using this formula:

Mass percent = mass of elementmass of compound×100 %

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A compound isolated from the rind of lemons is found to be 88.14 % carbon and 11.86 % hydrogen by mass.

How many grams of H are there in a 100.1-g sample of this substance?

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