Problem: Explain how you can use the information in a chemical formula to determine how much of a particular element is present in a given amount of a compound.Choose the statements that are true.  Check all that applyA) The formula mass allows the conversion between the mass of molecules and the kinetic energy of the molecules. B) The chemical formula indicates the elements present in the compound and the relative number of atoms of each type. C) The chemical formula gives the conversion factor between the kind of element and the formula. D) The chemical formula allows the determination of mass percent composition.

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Chemical formula → shows elements in combined ratio for compounds

  • subscript → # of atoms of each element
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Explain how you can use the information in a chemical formula to determine how much of a particular element is present in a given amount of a compound.

Choose the statements that are true.  Check all that apply


A) The formula mass allows the conversion between the mass of molecules and the kinetic energy of the molecules. 

B) The chemical formula indicates the elements present in the compound and the relative number of atoms of each type. 

C) The chemical formula gives the conversion factor between the kind of element and the formula. 

D) The chemical formula allows the determination of mass percent composition.

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