Convert to Empirical Formula

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Choose convert to empirical formula to convert the current formula to its empirical formula, showing the number of carbon atoms first, then hydrogen, then the remaining atoms alphabetically. For example, FeCl3-6H2O would convert to H12Cl3FeO6 and HOC6H4Cl would convert to C6H5ClO.

A confirmation dialog box will appear if "Exit on Escape with confirmation" or "Ignore escape key but confirm exit" is checked in Exit Program Options under the Options menu, otherwise, the command is instantaneous and cannot be undone.

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