# Problem: Consider the following four formulas: SO2, B2H6, CO, C4H2O2.Which of these formulas could be only an empirical formula, only a molecular formula, either a molecular or an empirical formula?

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###### FREE Expert Solution

We have to determine which of the given formulas could be a molecular formula, an empirical formula or both.

The given formulas are: SO2, B2H6, CO, C4H2O2.

Empirical formula is a chemical formula that gives the relative proportions of elements in a compound but not the actual number of atoms of elements in a compound.

Molecular formula is a chemical formula that gives the actual number of atomsof elements in a compound.

###### Problem Details

Consider the following four formulas: SO2, B2H6, CO, C4H2O2.

Which of these formulas could be only an empirical formula, only a molecular formula, either a molecular or an empirical formula?