The empirical formula for plastic is C 6 H 10 O 5 . A chemist wants to study how the
The empirical formula for plastic is C6H10O5. A chemist wants to study how the material decomposes when exposed to ultraviolet light and decides it would be easier if he used the deuterated form of the material, C6D10O5, where each hydrogen atom, H, with an atomic mass of 1.00 g/mole has been replaced by the deuterium isotope of hydrogen, D, that has a mass of 2.00 g/mole. Explain.