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How would you calculate the empirical formula of acetic acid (CH3COOH)?

The empirical formula for acetic acid is ##"CH"_2"O"##.

##"CH"_3"COOH"## can be written as ##"C"_2"H"_4"O"_2"##.

An empirical formula represents the lowest whole number ratio of in a compound.

The subscripts in the formula ##"C"_2"H"_4"O"_2"## can be reduced to the simplest whole number ratio by dividing the subscripts in the molecular formula by ##2##.

The empirical formula of acetic acid is ##"CH"_2"O"##.

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