The molecular formula gives the actual number of atoms.
Molecular Formula Example 1
What is the molecular formula for the following compound?
Empirical Formula: NPCl2 Molar Mass:347.64 g/mol
Cortisol (MW = 362.47 g/mol), a known steroid hormone, is found to contain 69.6% carbon, 8.34% hydrogen, and 22.1% oxygen by mass. What is its molecular formula?
Elemental analysis of a pure compound indicated that the compound had 72.2% C, 8.50% H and the remainder as O. If 0.250 moles of the compound weighs 41.55 g, what is the molecular formula of the compound?