Question #4dd91

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Dec 24, 2017

Empirical formulas are "simplified" formulas and molecular formulas are the real formulas of molecules.

Nicotine's formula is: #C_10H_14N_2#

Its empirical formula is essentially just simplified by the lowest common multiple (2). Hence, its empirical formula is,


Each is related in ratio. However, each is different in how realistic of a representation of nicotine it shows.