Problem: What are the empirical and molecular formulas of nicotine?

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We’re being asked to determine the empirical and molecular formula of nicotine.

Nicotine has the chemical structure: 


First, we will determine the molecular formula of nicotine from its structure.

Recall:

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What are the empirical and molecular formulas of nicotine?

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