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Stoichiometry Tutorials: Part 12 - Determining the Empirical Formula from an Elemental Analysis (from a complete OLI stoichiometry course)
On another page, we discuss how to obtain the empirical formula from a given molecular formula. Here, we consider how to obtain the empirical formula from an elemental analysis of a sample. Remember that comparing the empirical formula obtained from an elemental analysis with that from a molecular formula tells us if the sample is consistent with the molecular formula.
You may now try a tutor on deriving the empirical formula from an elemental analysis of a mineral ore.
These tutorials are part of a set of equilibrium materials developed with the Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University. To access the entire course, please see http://www.cmu.edu/oli/courses/enter_chemistry.html.
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