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  • What is the empirical formula of cellulose?
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The empirical formula of cellulose is to be written.

Step 2

An empirical formula is the simplest positive integer ratio (not the actual numbers) of the atoms present in a compound.

For example- Glucose has a molecular formula of C6H12O6 but its empirical formula is CH2O.

Step 3

Cellulose is a polysaccharide of a linear chain of several hundred to thousands of β-linked glucose units.

It is formed by condensing two molecules of glucose resulting in forming a bond between the two mo...

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