Problem: Determine the empirical formulas for the following compounds:(b) citric acid, C6H8O7

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Empirical formula of a compound is the simplest positive integer ratio of atoms present in a compound. When we say simplest this means that the ratio of atoms in the compound is not divisible anymore

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Determine the empirical formulas for the following compounds:

(b) citric acid, C6H8O7

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