What is the empirical formula for C3H6O3?

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Jun 30, 2018



Empirical formula consist of the simplest or most reduced ratio of elements in a compound while molecular formula contains the actual number of atoms for each element in the compound.

Starting from the given molecular formula of #C_3H_6O_3#, the values 3 and 6 can be simplified to 1 and 2, respectively. That means, the empirical formula is #CH_2O#.