We are being asked to determine the empirical formula of a compound with a molecular formula of C40H56.
The empirical formula of a chemical compound is the simplest positive integer ratio of atoms present in a compound.
β-Carotene, an organic strongly colored red-orange pigment abundant in plants and fruits, has a molecular formula of C40H56. What is its empirical formula?
A. C0.71H B. CH1.4 C. C10H14 D. C5H7 E. C40H56
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