Question
# If glucose or blood sugar has the molecular formula ${C_6}{H_{12}}{O_6}$ then calculate their empirical formula.
The empirical formula of a chemical compound is the simplest positive integer ratio of atoms present in a compound.Now in order to find the empirical formula first of all we have to find the molecular formula.The molecular formula of glucose or blood sugar is ${C_6}{H_{12}}{O_6}$. From the given formula we can say that the number of carbon atoms are six, hydrogen atoms are twelve and oxygen atoms are six. All the number of atoms are multiples of six so we can write the empirical formula of glucose as ${(C{H_2}O)_6}$.