# Problem: What is the empirical formula for glucose?

###### FREE Expert Solution

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.

###### Problem Details

What is the empirical formula for glucose?