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Problem: Which statement best relates an empirical formula with a molecular formula? A. They are always different for the same compound. B. Subscripts of empirical formulas can be reduced. C. Molecular formulas can be determined from empirical formulas. D. They both show the actual ratio of elements for a compound.

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We're being asked to determine the statement that best relates an empirical formula with a molecular formula.


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

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Which statement best relates an empirical formula with a molecular formula? 

A. They are always different for the same compound. 

B. Subscripts of empirical formulas can be reduced. 

C. Molecular formulas can be determined from empirical formulas. 

D. They both show the actual ratio of elements for a compound.

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