What is the empirical formula of glucose?

1 Answer
Feb 20, 2017

Answer:

#CH_2O#

Explanation:

The empirical formula is the simplest WHOLE number ratio representing constituent atoms in a species. We know, or should know, that the formula of glucose is #C_6H_12O_6#, and I divide this thru by #6#, I get the empirical formula #CH_2O#, which is the same simplest whole number ratio. The #"molecular formula"# is always a multiple of the #"empirical formula"#.

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