# What are the empirical formula and empirical formula mass for C_8H_24 0_8?

Oct 7, 2016

#### Answer:

Empirical formulae give the whole number ratios of the elements.

#### Explanation:

Since all suffixes can be divided by 8, the empirical formula would be:

$C {H}_{3} O$ with a mass of $\approx 12 + 3 \times 1 + 16 = 31$