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: 4


An empirical formula is a chemical formula that shows the simplest whole number ratio of atoms in the compound. A molecular formula is a chemical formula that shows the actual number of atoms of each element in a molecule of the compound.

Work Step by Step

A molecular formula will be a whole number multiple of the empirical formula.
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