We have to determine the empirical formula of the compound that contains 11.66 g iron and 5.01 g oxygen.
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.
Empirical formula of a compound can be calculated using these steps:
Step 1: Find the masses of elements in the compound.
Step 2: Find the percentages of elements in the compound.
Step 3: Dividing the percentages of elements by their average atomic masses.
Step 4: Dividing the obtained numbers by the smallest number among them and rounding off to the nearest whole numbers to get the empirical formula.
Give the empirical formula of the following compound if a sample contains 11.66 g iron and 5.01 g oxygen.
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