## What is the mass percentage of carbon (C) in methane (CH4)? (The molar mass of carbon is approximately 12 g/mol.)

What is the mass percentage of carbon (C) in methane (CH4)? (The molar mass of carbon is approximately 12 g/mol.)

A. 25%

B. 12%

C. 75%

D. 50%

Correct Option: Answer is D

The molar mass of methane (CH4) is calculated by adding the atomic masses of carbon (approximately 12 g/mol) and hydrogen (approximately 1 g/mol). Therefore, the molar mass of CH4 is 12 g/mol + 4 x 1 g/mol = 16 g/mol. The mass percentage of carbon in CH4 is given by (mass of carbon / total mass) x 100% = (12 g / 16 g) x 100% = 75%.