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In order to find molecular formula from empirical formula, one needs to know the molar mass of the molecular formula. Then you simply divide the molar mass of the molecular formula by the molar mass of the empirical formula to find out how many empirical formulae are in the molecular formula. Then you multiply the subscripts in the empirical formula by that number.

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From the percentage composition only, an empirical formula can be derived, but a proper molecular formula can only be assured by adding some information about the molecular weight of the substance concerned.

Calculate the empirical formula weight. Find the ratio of the molecular weight to the empirical formula weight. (n= molecular weight/ empirical formular weight). Multiply each subscript of the empirical formula by n.

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The density or some other information must be given that allow you to find the molar mass. Calculate the empirical formula mass. Divide molar mass by empirical formula mass. This answer is multiplied by all subscripts of the empirical formula to get the molecular formula.

There are 4 step to determine molecular formula, which are given bellow Step:1:- Find empirical formula Step:2:- Find empirical formula mass Step:3:- Find n n=molecular mass/empirical formula mass Step:4:- now find molecular formula to find molecular formula molecular formula(empirical formula)n

Because unlike the empirical formula, the molecular formula does not have to be the simplest ratio.If by chance you are given the percent composition of the elements in a substance, you could calculate the empirical formula and then the empirical formula's mass. However, the molecular formula equation is molecular formula= (empirical formula)n, where n is the mass of the molecular formula divided by the mass of the empirical formula. You would, therefore, need to know the mass belonging to the molecular formula, which you are not given.

By determining the molecular mass, then dividing the molecular mass by the formula mass of the empirical formula to determine by what integer the subscripts in the empirical formula must be multiplied to produce the molecular formula with the experimentally determined molecular mass.

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Yes, if you have some additional information, such as the molecular weight. For instance, the molecules C2H4 and C4H8 have exactly the same percent composition, but they are very different molecules. So you need some other information to tell them apart than the percent composition.Answer ExpandedThis is kind of a trick question. By knowing the percent composition, you would easily be able to determine its empirical formula, but molecular formula is a bit different. The molecular formula is the actual number of atoms in a molecule, so in order to find the specific molecular formula of a substance, you would also need to know how many grams there is of that substance.(This explains the difference between C2H4 and C4H8)

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