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# Serotonin $(M=176 \mathrm{g} / \mathrm{mol})$ transmits nerve impulses between neurons. It contains $68.2 \% \mathrm{C}, 6.86 \% \mathrm{H}, 15.9 \% \mathrm{N},$ and 9.08$\% \mathrm{O}$ by mass. What is its molecular formula?

## Molecular formula: $\mathrm{C}_{10} \mathrm{H}_{12} \mathrm{N}_{2} \mathrm{O}$

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Chemical reactions and Stoichiometry

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##### Stephanie C.

University of Central Florida

##### Allea C.

University of Maryland - University College

### Video Transcript

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University of Toronto

#### Topics

Chemical reactions and Stoichiometry

##### Stephanie C.

University of Central Florida

##### Allea C.

University of Maryland - University College