EMPIRICAL FORMULA DEFINITION

EMPIRICAL FORMULA DEFINITION

A formula which tells the relative number of atoms present in a compound is known as empirical formula.

Examples: NaCl, HO and CH2O are the empirical formulas of sodium chloride, hydrogen peroxide and glucose respectively.

Determination of Empirical Formula for Organic Compounds:

To determine empirical formula percentage of each element present in a compound is required. It is determined by combustion analysis.

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