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Question 3.19: Eugenol is an ingredient in several spices, including bay le...

Eugenol is an ingredient in several spices, including bay leaves and cloves (Figure 3.36). Eugenol contains carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Combustion of 21.80 mg of eugenol yields 58.5 mg of CO_{2} and 14.4 mg of H_{2}O. What is the empirical formula of eugenol? If the mass spectrum of eugenol shows a molecular ion at 164 amu, what is the molecular formula of eugenol?

FIGURE 3.36
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