anonymous
  • anonymous
Why do you divide every mol amount by the smallest one when you are evaluating the empirical formula?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
I understand that's what you're SUPPOSED to do, but why is it that you do it to get the relative amounts of each amount in a compound?
arindameducationusc
  • arindameducationusc
An Empirical formula shows the ratio of atoms within a molecule.
arindameducationusc
  • arindameducationusc
C2H6 its Empirical formula is CH3

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anonymous
  • anonymous
And the smallest number does this because it will be that number compared to everything to everything else as 1? So like
arindameducationusc
  • arindameducationusc
A molecular formula is the same as or a multiple of the empirical formula, and is based on the actual number of atoms of each type in the compound
anonymous
  • anonymous
I guess that makes sense. I guess that's valid.

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