Problem: Determine the empirical formula of the following compound if a sample contains 0.104 mol K, 0.052 mol C, and 0.156 mol O.

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Now, 0.104 mol K, 0.052 mol C, and 0.156 mol O, the smallest value, 0.052 mol, to get the smallest ratio of K, C, and O.


0.104 mol K0.052 = 2 K

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Determine the empirical formula of the following compound if a sample contains 0.104 mol K, 0.052 mol C, and 0.156 mol O.

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