Molecular formula is the actual representation of the constitution of the substance while Empirical formula is the simplest representation of the molecular formula. Molecular formula= Empirical formula*n (where n= Molecular weight/Empirical formula weight) Example :- Ethene Molecular formula =C2H4 Empirical formula=CH2 here CH2 is the simplest representation of molecular formula of Ethene.
Yes, the empirical formula is the most basic ratio of the elements in a compound, while the molecular formula is the ratio in a compound. For instance C5H10O could be both the empirical and the molecular formula or the molecular formula could be C10H20O2 the molecular formula depends on the molar mass.
The molecular formula mass of this compound is 240 amu What are the subscripts in the actual molecular formula?
The molecular formula mass of this compound is 60.0 amu What are the subscripts in the actual molecular formula?
The molecular formula of hexane is C6H14. The empirical formula is the same as the molecular formula after division of all subscripts in the molecular formula by the highest integer that produce an integer quotient from each subscript in the molecular formula. Therefore, the empirical formula of hexane is C3H7.