# What is the empirical formula for fructose given its percent composition: 40.00% #C#, 6.72% #H#, and 53.29% #O#?

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May 26, 2016

#### Explanation:

The empirical formula is the simplest whole number ratio defining constituent atoms in a species.

In all of these problems it is useful to assume

So, in

If we divide thru by the smallest molar quantity, we get a formula of

The molecuar mass of fructose is