We’re being asked to determine if the empirical formula from chemical analysis can be used to tell the difference between acetylene, C2H2, and benzene, C6H6
Recall that empirical measurements are based on a measurable quantity like mass. Knowing the mass of each element in a compound we can determine it's formula. There are two types of formulas, empirical and molecular.
To solve this problem, we will get the empirical formula of acetylene and benzene then compare if there are any differences.
Could the empirical formula determined from chemical analysis be used to tell the difference between acetylene, C2H2, and benzene, C6H6?