How do you determine empirical and molecular formulas of a compound?
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Well the percentage composition of an organic comound is determined by taking an accurate mass of the sample and combusting it in a furnace to give
Now an empirical formula can be assessed from these results. However, to determine the molecular formula, you need some way of determining the molecular mass of the compound. The molecular formula will always be a multiple of the empirical formula:
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