The meaning of the empirical formula of a compound should be explained. Concept Introduction: Steps for calculating empirical formula of a compound are obtaining the mass of each element present in a compound in grams by experimental method and then determining the number of moles of each type. Finally we should find the smallest ratio which should be whole numbers (integers). Those are the subscript of empirical formula.

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Chapter 8, Problem 54QAP
Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The meaning of the empirical formula of a compound should be explained.

Concept Introduction:

Steps for calculating empirical formula of a compound are obtaining the mass of each element present in a compound in grams by experimental method and then determining the number of moles of each type. Finally we should find the smallest ratio which should be whole numbers (integers). Those are the subscript of empirical formula.

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