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Empirical Formula of Silver Oxide Inquiry Guidance & AP* Chem Curriculum Alignment Transition Guide

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Determining the empirical formula of a substance is a classic experiment in AP chemistry to analyze the composition of chemical compounds. This is not an abstract problem, since more than 20 million different inorganic and organic compounds have been synthesized. Twenty million compounds—how is it possible to identify so many different compounds and tell them all apart?

Concepts

  • Chemical Formulas
  • Chemical Compounds
  • Molarity