Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 3 - Sections 3.1-3.12 - Exercises - Review Questions: 13

Answer

A chemical formula indicates what types of elements are present as well as the relative amounts of atoms of each type.

Work Step by Step

This information is particularly useful because it allows us to determine the percent composition by mass of an element as well as creating conversion factors between elements and between elements and the formula itself.
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