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Yes. They would just have different molecular formulas

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Can covalent compounds have the same enpirical formula?

Yes, it is possible.All isomers have the same empirical formula.

Is it possible for different covalent compounds to have the same empirical formula's why or why not?

Different covalent compounds can have not only the same empirical formula but also the same molecular formula. For example, C2H6O can be either dimethyl ether or ethanol. This can occur because of differences in bonding patterns. In dimethyl ether, the oxygen atom is bonded directly to both carbon atoms, but in ethanol the oxygen atom is bonded to oxygen and hydrogen instead.

Why is it possible for different covalent compounds to have the same empirical formula?

Isomerism. The structures of the molecules are different even when the numbers of atoms are the same. Organic molecules are the most common examples of this. Compare n-butane and iso-butane same formula different structures. See link

Can different molecules have the same empirical formula?

Yes, it is possible; many organic compounds have isomers (molecules with the same chemical formula but with different structure). Isomerism is a frequent phenomenon.

Why do chemist use two different naming systems for compounds?

Because in ionic compounds there is only one combination of atoms. In covalent compounds there are many possible combinations. therefore we need two naming systems for compounds

What are the uses for covalent compounds?

There are NO specific uses possible only by being 'covalent'. A compound actually can NOT be named 'COVALENT'. Only a special type of bonding is called 'covalent'.

Does the concept of empirical formulas and molecular formulas apply to ionic compounds?

The concept of empirical formulas apply to ionic compounds. You write the action first, the anion second, and use the minimal amount of atoms possible to make a neutral compound. A molecular formula would be the formula without necessarily the minimum amount of atoms.

The smallest possible unit of a covalent compound?

The smallest possible unit of a covalent compound is a molecule.

Is it possible to have a 100 percent covalent bond?

Is covalent bond 100% covalent yes or no

Are atoms different elements designed to form compounds?

Atoms are the smallest particle possible of an element. Compounds are made up of molecules which have more than one elemental type of atom; compounds are chemical mixtures of different elements.

List the three factors that make the bonding of carbon atoms unique?

1a. A single covalent bond between two carbon atoms is quite strong. 1b. Carbon compounds are not extremely reactive under ordinary conditions. 1c. A wide variety of carbon compounds is possible since carbon can form up to four single covalent bonds.

Why most of the compounds of carbon are covalent?

Carbon has four valence electrons in its outermost orbit which indicate it need four further electrons to complete its valence according to octect rule. It is also not possible for Carbon to remove all of its four valence electrons for the same cause of obeying octect rule. Hence the only option left for carbon is make covalent bonds with another carbon or any other element whose electrons are available for making a covalent bond. That's why most of the compounds of carbon are covalent.

Can an empirical formula be triple its molecular formula?

Yes, it is possible for an empirical formula to be the same as the molecular formula. For example, Lactic acid's molecular formula is C3H6O3, which would make its empirical formula CH2O.

Why is it possible to separate substances in a mixture?

Because of the charges of particles and different atomic weights of both elements and compounds.

Is it possible for a polar covalent compound to have a lower melting point than a non-polar covalent compound?

It is not possible for the polar covalent compound to have a lower melting point than the non-polar covalent compound because they have ionic bonds.

How would a variety of organic compounds be different if carbon had seven electrons in its outermost energy level instead of four?

Greatly reduced since only one covalent bond per carbon molecule would be possible. p.s. mrs. greenawalt knows you're looking here ;)

Do nonpolar compounds dissolve in polar compounds?

As a general rule is not possible.

How can different elements join together?

Elements join together to make molecules and compounds by forming chemical bonds. The two main types of chemical bonds are ionic bonds and covalent bonds. Ionic bonds result when one element donates its electrons and the other element accepts those electrons. Covalent bonds result the two elements share their electrons.

What is electrons are shared unequally?

This is possible in covalent bonding.

Which compound has a high melting point covalent and non metals?

A possible compound would be silicon dioxide with giant covalent structure and strong covalent bonds.

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