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Answered 2010-01-22 23:12:59

The empirical formula of a hydrocarbon is the simplest ratio of carbon and hydrogen atoms present in a molecule. For instance, ethane - C2H6 - is the molecular formula, but CH3 is its empirical formula.

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Which hydrocarbon formula is also an empirical formula?

CH4 is methane and a chemical formula and also an empirical formula.



What is the name of the chemical which has 7 carbon atoms and 16 hydrogen atoms?

This hydrocarbon is called heptane.(2n + 2) is the hydrocarbon ( alkane ) empirical/molecular formula finder.


How do you do the empirical formula?

The empirical formula is a bit like the lowest common multiple in math. Let us take C6H1206 which is glucose. By inspection it can be seen all the subscripts can be divided by 6 to yield CH2O and that is the empirical formula. If we took the hydrocarbon C6H12 which is cyclohexane, the empirical formula would be CH2 as the 6 and 12 subscripts can be divided by 6 to yield 1 and 2. etc.


What is the empirical formula of a hydrocarbon with 85.7 mass carbon?

12.000*n + 1.008*(2n+2) = 85.7 (CnH(2n+2) ) gives n = 6. So this hydrocarbon is C6H14, hexane


What is the formula for hydrocarbon?

The formula for a hydrocarbon is CnH2n+2


Is H2O a empirical formula?

Yes, this is an empirical formula.


Is the formula C4H10 empirical?

It is an empirical formula.


What is the empirical formula for C2N2H8?

C2N2H8 is an empirical formula !


What is the empirical formula for SO3?

SO3 is an empirical formula !


What is the empirical formula C12H6O3?

C4H2O is the empirical formula


What is the empirical formula of CuSO4?

CuSO4 is an empirical formula.


What is the empirical formula for C4H6O2?

C6H6O2is an empirical formula.


What is the empirical formula of H2SO4?

H2SO4 is an empirical formula.


What is the empirical formula for C2H10?

The empirical formula is CH5.


Is HC2H3O2 an empirical formula?

No. It is molecular formula. Its empirical formula will be CH2O.



Chemical formula for hydrocarbon?

CXHY is the general formula for a hydrocarbon.


How are the empirical and molecular formulas for a compound related?

A molecular formula is identical to the empirical formula, and is based on quantity of atoms of each type in the compound.The relationship between empirical and molecular formula is that the empirical formula is the simplest formula, and the molecular can be the same as the empirical, or some multiple of it. An example might be an empirical formula of C3H8. Its molecular formula may be C3H8 , C6H16, C9H24, etc. Looking at it the other way, if the molecular formula is C6H12O6, the empirical formula would be CH2O.


How do you find the empirical formula for the burning of an unknown hydrocarbon when you aren't given the amount of CO2 produced?

calculate the number of moles of carbon and of the other and by number of moles you can proceed further. the next step is that you divide by the smallest ratio. hence obtaining your empirical formula.


Empirical formula of glucose?

Molecular formula: c6h12o6 Empirical formula: CH2O


What the empirical formula for c12h12?

CH will be the empirical formula and C12H12 will be the molecular formula



How do you know if a formula is an empirical formula?

An empirical formula has no data about the structure of a compound.


What do empirical formulas tell you?

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