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Some of the formulas below could be either molecular or empirical formulas: however, some could only be molecular formulas. Which of the following formulas must be molecular formulas? Select all that apply

(a) C_{8}H_{10}N_{4}O_{2}

(b) C_{2}H_{4}O_{2}

(c) C_{3}H_{4}O_{3}

(d) C_{5}H_{9}

(e) HO

Recall that the ** empirical formula** is the simplest whole number ratio formula of a compound. On the other hand, the

To identify a molecular formula, we need to check if the formula of a compound can be simplified further. This means we need to check if we can divide the formula by a whole number.

Empirical Formula