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Glucose: Empirical Formula

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Glucose is a carbohydrate. There are 6 carbon, 12 hydrogen and 6 oxygen atoms in each glucose molecule.

Which of the following is its empirical formula?

A

${ C }_{ 6 }{ H }_{ 12 }{ O }_{ 6 }$

B

$C{ H }_{ 2 }O$

C

${ C }_{ 6 }{ (H }_{ 2 }O{ ) }_{ 6 }$

D

$(C{ H }_{ 2 }O{ ) }_{ 6 }$