Problem: Write the empirical formula corresponding to each of the following molecular formulas.Al2 Br6,

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We are asked to write the empirical formula corresponding to each of the following molecular formulae: Al2Br6.

Recall that the empirical formula is the simplest whole number ratio formula of a compound. On the other hand, the molecular formula is the unsimplified and actual formula of a compound.


To obtain the empirical 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.


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Write the empirical formula corresponding to each of the following molecular formulas.

Al2 Br6,

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