What is the empirical formula of the compound #C_6H_5(OH)_2#?

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Jan 8, 2016

Answer:

The empirical formula is #"C"_6"H"_5("OH")_2"#.

Explanation:

The empirical formula of a compound represents the lowest whole number ratio of elements in the compound. The subscript #5# on #"H"# cannot be divided by a whole number into a smaller whole number, therefore, #"C"_6"H"_5("OH")_2"# is the empirical formula.