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Solved: Write an empirical formula for each of the

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Problem 59P Problem 59P

Write an empirical formula for each of the following:

(a)        Ethylene glycol, car antifreeze, molecular formula C2H602

(b)        Peroxodisulfuric acid, a compound used to make bleaching agents, molecular formula H2S208

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Solution 59P

Here, we have to write the empirical formula for each of the following.

Step 1 of 3

Empirical formula:

A formula that gives a simplest whole number ratio of the different atoms in a compound.

The ratio of the elements are cannot be reduced.

Example:

The empirical formula of H2O2 is HO.

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Chapter 2, Problem 59P is Solved
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Textbook: Principles of General Chemistry
Edition: 2
Author: Martin S. Silberberg
ISBN: 9780073511085

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