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### HW 1 Problem F.9

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:21 pm
When asked, "what atom ratios are the atoms present", does it mean find the empirical formula?

### Re: HW 1 Problem F.9

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:31 pm
Yes, they are asking for the empirical formula.

### Re: HW 1 Problem F.9

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:31 pm
yes they are asking for the empirical formula

### Re: HW 1 Problem F.9

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:31 pm
I believe they are asking you to find the empirical formula after you find the mole ratio of the compound.

### Re: HW 1 Problem F.9

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:34 pm
Yes, the ratio of the atoms would be the empirical formula.

### Re: HW 1 Problem F.9

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:02 am
yeah I was confused too but I guess since avogradro is a constant the ratios for the moles are the same as the ratios for the atoms since they're all being multiplied by the same thing.

### Re: HW 1 Problem F.9

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:16 pm
The answer provided in the textbook is the empirical formula. Though I assume since it wasn't specified, any sort of ratio would suffice. I just included both the decimal values I got from my calculations, as well as the empirical formula.

### Re: HW 1 Problem F.9

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:18 pm
Yes, the empirical formula is the ratio of elements, unlike the molecular formula which gives you the exact numbers of elements in a compound.