Chemistry 12th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0078021510
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-151-0

Chapter 2 - Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - Questions & Problems: 2.38

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We know that the formula which shows the simplest atomic ration between the elements in a compound is called empirical formula and it does not represent the actual number of atoms present in a compound. On the other hand, a molecular formula shows the actual number of atoms in a molecule or compound.
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