The reason as to why the formulas for ionic compounds are always empirical formulas is to be stated. Concept Introduction: Empirical formulas do not represent the chemical composition of the molecule. They simply exhibit the whole number ratio of atoms present in an ionic compound. The different compounds can have the same empirical formula, but the molecular formula for different compounds cannot be the same.

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Chapter 8, Problem 12ALQ
Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The reason as to why the formulas for ionic compounds are always empirical formulas is to be stated.

Concept Introduction:

Empirical formulas do not represent the chemical composition of the molecule. They simply exhibit the whole number ratio of atoms present in an ionic compound. The different compounds can have the same empirical formula, but the molecular formula for different compounds cannot be the same.

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