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What are the empirical formulas of ethylene glycol and oxalic acid?
1. Ethylene glycol, C2H6O2, used as a coolant and antifreeze, has a density of 1.11g/mL. As a sweet-tasting liquid, it can be appealing to pets and small children, but it can be toxic with an LD50 (lethal dose) of 4700 mg/kg. Its accidental ingestion can cause kidney damage and difficulty with breathing. In the body, ethylene glycol is converted to another toxic substance, oxalic acid, H2C2O4. a. What are the empirical formulas of ethylene glycol and oxalic acid? b. If ethylene glycol has a C – C single bond with two H atoms attached to each C atom, what is its electron-dot formula? c. Which bonds in ethylene glycol are polar and which are non polar? d. How many milliliters of ethylene glycol could be toxic for an 110-lb zombie? e. What would be the strongest attractive force in ethylene glycol?