Problem: What is the empirical formula of ascorbic acid, given that the pseudoformula is c3.407h4.53o3.406? Express your answer as a chemical formula?

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We’re being asked to determine the empirical formula of ascorbic acid, given that the pseudo-formula is C3.407H4.53O3.406


Recall that the empirical formula is the simplest whole-number ratio formula of a compound


This means we need to determine the lowest whole number ratio of C, H, and O to get the empirical formula.


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What is the empirical formula of ascorbic acid, given that the pseudoformula is c3.407h4.53o3.406? Express your answer as a chemical formula?

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