# Problem: A chemist decomposes samples of several compounds; the masses of their constituent elements are listed. Calculate the empirical formula for each compound.0.672 g Co, 0.569 g As, 0.486 g O

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The Empirical Formula represents the lowest whole number ratio of moles of each element within the compound.

In order to find the empirical formula of a compound made up of 0.672 g Co, 0.569 g As, 0.486 g O, we need to take these steps:

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A chemist decomposes samples of several compounds; the masses of their constituent elements are listed. Calculate the empirical formula for each compound.

0.672 g Co, 0.569 g As, 0.486 g O