Similar Formulas  [ENDORSED]

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Luis Torres 1C
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Similar Formulas

Postby Luis Torres 1C » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:46 pm

This question may be obvious, but I just wanted to make sure I didn't over think it.

A deoxyribose is composed of 5 Carbon atoms, 10 Hydrogen atoms, and 4 Oxygen atoms. This would make its molecular formula C5H10O4. Would this same formula also be its empirical formula, since it cannot be reduced at all?

Thanks!

Tiffany Tufenkjian 1E
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Re: Similar Formulas  [ENDORSED]

Postby Tiffany Tufenkjian 1E » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:59 pm

That's correct!

Christina Inchuachan 1C
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Re: Similar Formulas

Postby Christina Inchuachan 1C » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:00 pm

I believe so!

Yuliana Garcia 1a
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Re: Similar Formulas

Postby Yuliana Garcia 1a » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:05 pm

Yes , since it can not be simplified by anything it would make the empirical and molecular formula the same.


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