When asked to find examples of three (non-ionic) compounds whose molecular and empirical formulas are the same and three that are different why are ionic compounds excluded?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 20, 2018, 4:05 am ad1c9bdddf
Non-ionic compounds are covalent compounds. As such, the molecular formulas and empirical formulas can be different. However, with ionic compounds, the empirical formula is the same as the molecular formula all the time.
An empirical formula is kind of like the "lowest common chemical denominator" of a compound. That means that the true molecular ...
The solution finds three non-ionic compound whose molecular and empirical formulas are the same and three that are different.