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Posted by on Aug 4, 2011 in General Chemistry | 0 comments

Empirical Formula in Chemistry

The empirical formula is the simplest whole number formula for a compound (click to enlarge).

The empirical formula is simplest whole number formula for a compound

The empirical formula allows one to calculate the percentage of each element in a compound.

Calculate the percentage of each element in a compound

Study this table and you will see the difference between the empirical and molecular formula.

difference between the empirical and molecular formula

The empirical formula is multiplied by a whole number to obtain the molecular formula.

 

 

 

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