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Calculation: Determining an Empirical Formula

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The compound acetaminophen is the generic name of the active ingredient found in Tylenol, which is used to treat pain and fever. Acetaminophen contains 63.56% C, 6.00% H, 9.27% N, and 21.17% O.

What is the empirical formula for acetaminophen?

A

${C}_{64}{H}_{6}{N}_{9}{O}_{21}$

B

${C}_{2}{H}_{3}{N}{O}_{2}$

C

${C}_{8}{H}_{9}{N}{O}_{2}$

D

${C}_{2}{H}_{2}{N}_{18}{O}_{9}$