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    What do you do when you get decimals in the ratio when calculating an empirical formulae?

    For example, a ratio I had was:

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    multiply them both by the same number so you get whole numbers e.g. 1:1.5 becomes 2:3
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    yep agree with the post above...if it say something like 1.5, 2.4, 3.6 etc....i'd try and get them to whole number.

    However, if they are something like 1.0097 etc.... it is best to just have it as 1
 
 
 
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