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Finding empirical formula from percent composition

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What is the empirical formula of a compound that is 21.96% S and 78.04% F by weight?

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To solve this we treat the whole compound as 100g, so we have 21.96g S and 78.04g of F

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In this solution we find out how to find the empirical formula if we are given the percents. The math is carefully laid out and ends up with a final answer in a clear and concise manner.