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The Empirical
Formula
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The empirical formula of a compound shows the ration of the
elements in that compound

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The experimental method

To calculate the empirical formula of an organic compound you
burn a known mass of the compound in oxygen and measure the
mass of all the products

The mathematical method

CO2 H2O

Write down all the
weights 11g 9g

Work our the Mr, so 12+ (16x2) (1x2)…

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