What is the empirical formula for fructose given its percent composition: 40.00% #C#, 6.72% #H#, and 53.29% #O#?
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
If we divide thru by the smallest molar quantity, we get a formula of
The molecuar mass of fructose is