Ch.3 - Chemical ReactionsSee all chapters
All Chapters
Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: Which of the following statements is  false concerning the formula of a compound? a) The molecular formula and empirical formula can be identical. b) The molecular formula is the true ratio of atoms in a compound. c) The number of atoms in a molecular formula is always greater than the number of atoms in an empirical formula. d) The empirical formula is the simplest whole numbered ratio of atoms in a compound.

Problem

Which of the following statements is  false concerning the formula of a compound?

a) The molecular formula and empirical formula can be identical.

b) The molecular formula is the true ratio of atoms in a compound.

c) The number of atoms in a molecular formula is always greater than the number of atoms in an empirical formula.

d) The empirical formula is the simplest whole numbered ratio of atoms in a compound.