Problem: A sample of an iron-containing compound is 22.0% iron, 50.2% oxygen, and 27.8% chlorine by mass. What is the empirical formula of this compound?

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A sample of an iron-containing compound is 22.0% iron, 50.2% oxygen, and 27.8% chlorine by mass. What is the empirical formula of this compound?


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