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anonymous

  • one year ago

Why do you divide every mol amount by the smallest one when you are evaluating the empirical formula?

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    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?

  2. arindameducationusc
    • one year ago
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    An Empirical formula shows the ratio of atoms within a molecule.

  3. arindameducationusc
    • one year ago
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    C2H6 its Empirical formula is CH3

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    And the smallest number does this because it will be that number compared to everything to everything else as 1? So like

  5. arindameducationusc
    • one year ago
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    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

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I guess that makes sense. I guess that's valid.

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