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Rechargeable lithium batteries are essential to portable electronic devices and are increasingly important to the automotive industry in gas–electric hybrid and all-electric vehicles (Figure 3.27). Analysis of the most common lithium-containing mineral,spodumene, shows it is composed of 3.73% Li, 14.50% Al, 30.18% Si, and 51.59% O. What is the empirical formula of spodumene?

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