January 2019 NY Regents Chemistry Exam
9 Which two terms represent types of chemical formulas? (1) empirical and molecular (2) polar and nonpolar (3) synthesis and decomposition
(4) saturated and concentrated
Solution: Let's look at the answer choices to find the two terms represent types of chemical formulas. Polar and nonpolar refer to types of bonds or types of molecules. Synthesis and decomposition are two kinds of reactions. Saturated and concentration refer to solutions. Empirical is a formula with smallest whole number ratios of atoms. Molecular formula is a formula that shows the number of atoms of each element present in a molecule.
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