How do you write the empirical formula?

1 Answer
Apr 2, 2016


An empirical formula is a simplified formula of a molecular formula. If you know the percent of each element in the chemical formula and the mass you can calculate the empirical formula.


Empirical formulas can be a molecular formula but not vice versa.
Molecular formula #C_6H_12O_6#
Empirical formula #CH_2O#