Molecular/Empirical Formulas

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Kristen Laulette 1C
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Molecular/Empirical Formulas

Postby Kristen Laulette 1C » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:06 pm

How do you know which atoms come first in an empirical/molecular formula?

Lily Emerson 1I
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Re: Molecular/Empirical Formulas

Postby Lily Emerson 1I » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:16 pm

Generally carbon comes first, then hydrogen, then the remaining elements in alphabetical order.

Kristen Laulette 1C
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Re: Molecular/Empirical Formulas

Postby Kristen Laulette 1C » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:24 pm

Thank you so much!

Also, is that the only way of determining the order? Is there like exceptions or does that work in all cases?


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