Problem: Tetracarbon dioxide is an unstable oxide of carbon with the following molecular structure:What are the molecular and empirical formulas of this substance?

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 The following steps can be used to find the molecular and empirical formulas of Tetracarbon dioxide.


Step 1: Finding the molecular formula of Tetracarbon dioxide.

As the name suggests, Tetracarbon dioxide is C and OTetra is a prefix used for 4 and di is a prefix used for 2. 

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Tetracarbon dioxide is an unstable oxide of carbon with the following molecular structure:

Model of tetracarbon dioxide

What are the molecular and empirical formulas of this substance?


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