   Chapter 3, Problem 83E

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Section
Textbook Problem

Give the empirical formula for each of the compounds represented below.a. b. c. d. (a)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The empirical formula is to be calculated for each of the compound.

Concept introduction: The smallest whole number ratio of atoms in a compound is known as empirical formula.

The formula that gives the number of atoms present in a molecule is known as molecular formula.

To determine: The empirical formula of the given compound.

Explanation

The empirical formula is a formula which gives elemental composition of a compound. It is the smallest whole number ratio of atoms of each element.

The smallest whole number ratio of 2:4 is 1:2

(b)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The empirical formula is to be calculated for each of the compound.

Concept introduction: The smallest whole number ratio of atoms in a compound is known as empirical formula.

The formula that gives the number of atoms present in a molecule is known as molecular formula.

To determine: The empirical formula of the given compound given.

(c)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The empirical formula is to be calculated for each of the compound.

Concept introduction: The smallest whole number ratio of atoms in a compound is known as empirical formula.

The formula that gives the number of atoms present in a molecule is known as molecular formula.

To determine: The empirical formula of the given compound given.

(d)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The empirical formula is to be calculated for each of the compound.

Concept introduction: The smallest whole number ratio of atoms in a compound is known as empirical formula.

The formula that gives the number of atoms present in a molecule is known as molecular formula.

To determine: The empirical formula of the given compound given.

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