What Hydrocarbon Formula Is Also An Empirical Formula?


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Andre, an empirical formula is any formula expressed in its simplest form that only shows the number of atoms of an element relative to the other elements in the compound. Out of the list, CH4 is an empirical formula as it cannot be further simplified.
The empirical formula of C2H6 is CH3 (6/2=3) and of the other compounds on the list it is CH3 (6/3=2, 8/4=2).
I hope now you would be able to calculate empirical formula of all the compounds! Good luck!

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