Flashcards in C2.1.2 - Empirical Formula Deck (6):
What is an empirical formula?
An empirical formula is the fully simplified version of an actual formula (ratio)
How do you simplify formulae into the empirical formula?
You divide by the highest common factor
What is the advantage of writing an empirical formula?
It is easier to understand
It is easier to write down
It gives you a ratio
What are the disadvantages of the empirical formula?
It isn’t as accurate
How do you work out the relative formula mass from an equation?
You do the equation again, except substituting the terms for their relative mass