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The formula CH2O for ethanoic acid is regarded as its…

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The formula CH2O for ethanoic acid is regarded as its

A. molecular formula

B. general formula

C. empirical formula

D. Structural formula

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C

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Empirical formula for any compound is the formula that features all the elements of the compound in their simplest ratios.

It is different from the molecular formula which features the actual number of elements combining to form the compound.

Structural formula on the other hand features and shows how each of the elements that make up the molecular formula are actually configured.

The formula CH2O for ethanoic acid is regarded as its

Now for the right answer to the above question:

  1. Option A is incorrect.
  2. Option B is incorrect. general formula has to do with the formula of a group used to determine the formula of a group member.
  3. C is correct.
  4. D is not the correct answer.
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  • Empirical formula of a compound is a formula that shows the simplest ratio at which each of the member element in the compound is combining.

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/ culled from 2016 JAMB-UTME Chemistry past question 40 /

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