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Firstremember this is a combustion reaction so you'll have:
Hydrocarbon + O2 -----> H2O + CO2
so nextlook at what's given mass of H2O and the volume of CO2 soconvert the volume of CO2 to mass. Due to the law ofconstant conservation the mass for your reactants and products willbe the same. so you can now find the mass of you're hydrocarbon by usingthe formula (mass of products) - 32.02 (mass of O2) nowthat you have the mass you can use that to get you're empirical formula. also remember that empirical formula is just the proportions of the C toH, you can also figure since you're burning the hydrocarbon its more thenlikely an alkane which takes the form CnH2n+2.
I'm notexactly sure if this is the most streamlined way to approach theproblem or not hell i'm not sure if this will even give you the right answer its been too long since i've done problems like this. so hope it helps.EndFragment