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What is an empirical formula?

An empirical formula is the fully simplified version of an actual formula (ratio)

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How do you simplify formulae into the empirical formula?

You divide by the highest common factor

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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

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What are the disadvantages of the empirical formula?

It isn’t as accurate

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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

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Simplify C4H10

C2H5