The Chemical Formula and its Arithmetic

  • Emil J. Margolis


Let us start by interpreting as many as possible of the points of information that a formula contrives to register in terms of weight or volume, remembering that every formula is in itself a revelation of the laws of quantitative composition. And, as such, its representation of a specific substance must rest solidly upon an experimental foundation. What, then, does a formula tell us about experimental facts? We enumerate the more obvious.


Empirical Formula Formula Unit Percentage Composition Copper Sulfide Aluminum Phosphate 
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© Meredith Corporation 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • Emil J. Margolis
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  1. 1.The City College of the City University of New YorkUSA

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