Problem: Which of the following is an example of an empirical formula? (a) C2H2O2 (b) C9H12 (c) C6H6(d) C9H18Cl2(e) N2O4

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Empirical formula must be in the least common denominator for the subscript. 

(a) C2H2O2 (can be simplified as CHO)

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Which of the following is an example of an empirical formula? 

(a) C2H2O2 

(b) C9H12 

(c) C6H6

(d) C9H18Cl2

(e) N2O4

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