Answer to Question #194258 in General Chemistry for andraya davis

Question #194258

Here's an empirical formula C2H6O. Which of the following is NOT a possible molecular formula for this compound?


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2021-05-20T07:50:42-0400

An empirical formula represents the simplest whole number ratio of elements in a compound. Since the subscripts of the elements in C6H12O6 can be divided by 6 to get the simplest whole number ratio of elements, it is not an empirical formula.


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