Is #K_2O# an empirical formula?

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Mar 4, 2017

Answer:

Yes.........

Explanation:

The empirical formula is the simplest whole number ratio that defines the ratio of constituent atoms in a species. The molecular formula is always a multiple of the empirical formula, and SOMETIMES, as here, the multiple may be #1#.

Here, we have #K_2O#, an ionic species with the #"antfluorite"# structure.