Problem: What is the empirical formula for glucose?

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Recall that the empirical formula is the simplest whole number ratio formula of a compound. On the other hand, the molecular formulais the unsimplified and actual formula of a compound.


• To identify the empirical formula, we need to check if the formula of a compound can be simplified further

• This means we need to check if we can divide the formula by a whole number.


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What is the empirical formula for glucose?