Molecular Formula

Looking for the formula for success in chemistry class? Socratica's lesson on Molecular Formula, from its Chemistry Lessons series, is the solution! The narrator guides learners through the differences between empirical and molecular formulas and how the molecular formula is determined through the empirical formula.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Show the class Socratica's Empirical Formula prior to showing them Molecular Formula to tackle two topics in tandem
  • Give pupils an empirical formula, then have them calculate different molecular formulas from it
Classroom Considerations

  • Provide a quick review of empirical formula and molar mass before viewing

  • Shows great strategies for troubleshooting calculations
  • Presents the content using logical steps

  • None
Common Core