Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 2 - Chemical Compounds - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions: 57e

Answer

7 carbon atoms 3 nitrogen atoms 6 oxygen atoms 5 hydrogen atoms

Work Step by Step

To solve this problem, first distribute any number outside of the parentheses to each element within the parentheses. Then, count the subscripts. Recall that if there is no subscript, it counts as 1 atom. After counting these subscripts, we find: 7 carbon atoms 3 nitrogen atoms 6 oxygen atoms 5 hydrogen atoms
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