(a) Interpretation: The empirical formula that corresponds to the following molecular formula should be determined. Concept Introduction: The empirical formula of a compound is defined as a formula which indicates the smallest positive integer ratio of the atoms present in a particular compound. In order to find the empirical formula from a molecular formula, we should divide the subscripts of the empirical formula by the greatest common factor. Greatest common factor is highest common number that can be used to divide two or more numbers.

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Chapter 8, Problem 55QAP
Interpretation Introduction

(a)

Interpretation:

The empirical formula that corresponds to the following molecular formula should be determined.

Concept Introduction:

The empirical formula of a compound is defined as a formula which indicates the smallest positive integer ratio of the atoms present in a particular compound.

In order to find the empirical formula from a molecular formula, we should divide the subscripts of the empirical formula by the greatest common factor. Greatest common factor is highest common number that can be used to divide two or more numbers.

Interpretation Introduction

(b)

Interpretation:

The empirical formula that corresponds to the following molecular formula should be determined.

Concept Introduction:

The empirical formula of a compound is defined as a formula which indicates the smallest positive integer ratio of the atoms present in a particular compound.

In order to find the empirical formula from a molecular formula, we should divide the subscripts of the empirical formula by the greatest common factor. Greatest common factor is highest common number that can be used to divide two or more numbers.

Interpretation Introduction

(c)

Interpretation:

The empirical formula that corresponds to the following molecular formula should be determined.

Concept Introduction:

The empirical formula of a compound is defined as a formula which indicates the smallest positive integer ratio of the atoms present in a particular compound.

In order to find the empirical formula from a molecular formula, we should divide the subscripts of the empirical formula by the greatest common factor. Greatest common factor is highest common number that can be used to divide two or more numbers.

Interpretation Introduction

(d)

Interpretation:

The empirical formula that corresponds to the following molecular formula should be determined.

Concept Introduction:

The empirical formula of a compound is defined as a formula which indicates the smallest positive integer ratio of the atoms present in a particular compound.

In order to find the empirical formula from a molecular formula, we should divide the subscripts of the empirical formula by the greatest common factor. Greatest common factor is highest common number that can be used to divide two or more numbers.

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