Problem: Some of the formulas below could be either molecular or empirical formulas; however H2O2CH2OPOC3H4O3C2H4O2

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Empirical formula is the simplest positive integer ratio of atoms present in a compound.

H2O(Incorrect; this can be simplified to HO)\

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Some of the formulas below could be either molecular or empirical formulas; however 

H2O2

CH2O

PO

C3H4O3

C2H4O2

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