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    Empirical Formula of a Compound with Potassium and Oxygen

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    What is the empirical formula of a compound containing 83% potassium and 17.0% oxygen?

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    In order to answer this question, you must find the ratio between potassium and oxygen. Since the compound contains 83% potassium and 17.0% oxygen, we can ...

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    This solution is provided in 115 words. It uses ratios between the two elements to find moles, and then finally finds the lowest number of moles.