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15 October, 10:49

A compound has an empirical formula of C2H5. What is true about this empirical formula?

A. It models the structure of the compound.

B. It shows the ratio of elements in the compound.

C. It gives the mass of each atom in the compound.

D. It indicates the number of atoms in the compound.

E. It describes only this one compound.

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  1. 15 October, 12:20
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    Correct option is B. It shows the ratio of elements in the compound.

    Explanation:

    Empirical formula is the simplest form of the chemical formula. It shows the simplest ratio of atoms in compounds. It is determined by %age of each element.
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