Problem: What is the molecular formula of the following compound?Empirical formula C3H6O2 (ℳ = 74.08 g/mol)

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Molecular formula is a chemical formula that gives the total number of atoms of the elements in a compound.


Empirical formula is a chemical formula that gives the smallest whole number ratios of elements in a compound but not the actual number of atoms of elements in a compound.


In this problem, the empirical formula of a compound is given along with its molecular formula weight. We will calculate the molecular formula through this equation.


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What is the molecular formula of the following compound?

Empirical formula C3H6O2 (ℳ = 74.08 g/mol)