Problem: Calculate the percentage by mass of the indicated element in the following compounds.Carbon in capsaicin, C18H27NO3, the compound that gives the hot taste to chili peppers. Express your answer using three significant figures.        

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Mass % C:


% mass C=mass C in C18H27NO3molar mass C18H27NO3 ×100

  • molar mass C18H27NO3 = 305.41 g/mol
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Calculate the percentage by mass of the indicated element in the following compounds.

Carbon in capsaicin, C18H27NO3, the compound that gives the hot taste to chili peppers. Express your answer using three significant figures.        

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