Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 6 - Chemical Composition - Exercises - Questions - Page 197: 14


The empirical formula of an unknown element is of high interest to scientists.

Work Step by Step

The empirical formula can be determined experimentally if the masses of the individual substances are known. Using the molar masses, the empirical formula can be derived.
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