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  1. 1. The Strange Case of Mole Airlines Flight 1023<br />You and your CSI team are called to the scene of a plane crash. The plane shows evidence of a pre-crash explosion. The site of the explosion has a compound with the following analysis: 37.01% carbon, 2.22% hydrogen, 18.5% nitrogen, and 42.27% oxygen. The victims are found in around the crash and must be identified by the substance found in their belongings or in their bodies since dental records are not available. Further evidence reveals that one person was murdered with the time of death established as one hour before the crash.<br />Your job is to:<br />1.Use the percent composition data to determine the empirical formulas and identities for the compounds found at the crash site. (You must show all work on separate paper and turn it in with your final answers. You also must go from percent composition data to empirical formulas, not empirical formulas to percent composition data).<br />2.Use personal data to make a probable identification of each victim.<br />3.Determine who was murdered and who is the most probable murderer.<br />VICTIM #ANALYSIS OF COMPOUNDWHERE FOUND% C% H% N% O1.67.316.984.6221.10blood & luggage2.a b63.1546.665.304.48none31.131.5517.76briefcase (a)stomach (b)3.72.157.084.6816.03pockets4. 15.872.2218.5163.41blood & pockets5.a b75.4237.016.632.228.3818.59.5742.27blood (a)luggage (b)6.57.146.169.5227.18stomach7.a b80.4881.587.458.909.399.522.68nonebriefcase (a)luggage (b)8.a b60.0063.564.486.00none9.2735.5321.17pocket & briefcase(a)pocket & briefcase(b)<br />Use the table below to identify each of the compounds described above.<br />POSSIBLE COMPOUNDSNAMEFORMULANOTEScodeineC18H21NO3painkiller, prescription, controlledcocaineC17H21NO4narcotic, illegalaspirinC9H8O4pain killervanillaC8H8O3flavoringtrinitrotolueneC7H5N3O6explosivenitroglycerineC3H5N3O9explosive, heart medicationcurareC40H44N4OpoisonthiobromineC7H8N4O2chocolate (flavoring)strychnineC21H22N2O2rat poisondimetacrineC10H13Nantidepressant, prescriptionacetaminophenC8H9NO2pain killer (Tylenol)aspartameC14H18N2O5artificial sweetener (NutraSweet)<br />The Flight List of Passengers and Crew:<br />Amadeo Oldere - the pilot, has a heart condition<br />Connie Majors - pharmacist<br />Jim LeClaire - baker<br />Archie Starr - teacher addicted to sugar free drinks<br />Bob (Reno) Henderson - pro athlete suspended for drug violations<br />Lisa Jo - environmental engineer, severely depressed<br />Bill (Cadillac) Jackson - suspected drug dealer<br />Norm Anderson - suspected leader of a terrorist organization<br />Name______________________________________________________________Period_____Date________________<br />Strange Case of Mole Airlines Flight 1023 - Answer Sheet<br />Remember - you must show all work on separate paper and staple it to this page when you turn it in. Also remember that you must calculate from percent composition data to empirical formulas NOT empirical formulas to percent composition data.<br />VICTIM #NAME OF SUBSTANCE FOUNDVICTIM'S NAME1.2.a.b.3.4.5.a.b.6.7.a.b.8.a.b.<br />1.What was the chemical at the crash site?<br />2.Who was the murderer?<br />3.Who was the murder victim?<br />4.Who blew up the plane?<br />

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