# Vitamin C has a empirical formula of C3H4O3 and a molecular mass of 176 amu, what is its molecular formula?

Nov 28, 2015

${C}_{6} {H}_{8} {O}_{6}$

#### Explanation:

Them molecular formula is found by: ${\left(\text{Empirical formula}\right)}_{n}$

where, $n = \frac{M M}{e . f . m .}$ and $e . f . m .$ is the empirical formula mass.

$n = \frac{176}{88} = 2$

Therefore, the molecular formula is ${C}_{6} {H}_{8} {O}_{6}$