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Answered 2008-05-13 01:05:07

An empirical formula may or may not be the same as a molecular formula. The empirical formula of a compound shows the smallest whole-number ratio of the atoms compound. The molecular formula tells the actual number of each kind of atom present in a molecule of the compound.

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