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why does acetic acid and glucose have the same empirical formula?

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Which of the following does NOT share the same empirical formulaas the others?-formaldehyde (CH2O)-acetic acid (CH3COOH)-lactic acid (CH3CH(OH)COOH-butyric acid(CH3CH2CH2COOH)-glucose (C6H12O6)

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Why is acetic acid denser than water?

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How are the empirical formula and the molecular formula of a compound related?

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Calculate the percentage of each element in acetic acid, HC2H3O2, and glucose, C6H12O6. These two substances have the same empirical formula. What would you expect the percentage composition of the empirical formula to be?

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Hello students, in this question we have to prove the empirical formula of acetic acid and the glucose are the same. First of all we want to know what is empirical formula is. Empirical formula is the simplest whole number ratio of atoms present in the compound. The molecular formula is obtained by multiplying a whole number with the empirical formula. Coming to the molecular formula of acetic acid is CH3COOH which is similar to C2H4O2. We are going to divide it by 2 in order to get its empirical formula. On dividing it by 2 we…