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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: Tetracarbon dioxide is an unstable oxide of carbon with the following molecular structure:Model of tetracarbon dioxideWhat are the molecular and empirical formulas of this substance?

Solution: Tetracarbon dioxide is an unstable oxide of carbon with the following molecular structure:What are the molecular and empirical formulas of this substance?

Problem

Tetracarbon dioxide is an unstable oxide of carbon with the following molecular structure:

Model of tetracarbon dioxide

What are the molecular and empirical formulas of this substance?


Solution

 The following steps can be used to find the molecular and empirical formulas of Tetracarbon dioxide.


Step 1: Finding the molecular formula of Tetracarbon dioxide.

As the name suggests, Tetracarbon dioxide is C and OTetra is a prefix used for 4 and di is a prefix used for 2. 

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