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 - Problems by Topic: 94b

Answer

$C_{6}Cl_{6}$

Work Step by Step

Calculate the molar mass of the empirical formula by adding the molar masses of its constituent elements together. $1(12.01)+1(35.45)= 47.46$ Divide the molar mass given by this number and round to the nearest whole number (it should be really close). $\frac{284.77}{47.46}=6$ Multiply the Empirical formula by this number to get the molecular formula. $6(CCl)=C_{6}Cl_{6}$
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