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Explain the Terms Empirical Formula and Molecular Formula. - Chemistry

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Explain the terms empirical formula and molecular formula.

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Empirical formula:"Empirical formula of a compound is the formula which gives the number of atoms of different elements present in one molecule of the compound, in the simplest numerical ratio".
Molecular formula: "Molecular formula of a compound denotes the actual number of atoms of different elements present in one molecule of the compound".

Concept: Deduction of Simple (Empirical) and Molecular Formula from the Percentage Composition of a Compound
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Frank ICSE Class 10 Chemistry Part 2
Chapter 5 Mole Concept And Stoichiometry
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