molecular formula

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molecular formula

n.
A chemical formula that shows the number and kinds of atoms in a molecule.

molecular formula

n
(Chemistry) a chemical formula indicating the numbers and types of atoms in a molecule: H2SO4 is the molecular formula of sulphuric acid. Compare empirical formula, structural formula

molec′ular for′mula


n.
a chemical formula that indicates the kind and number of atoms in a molecule of a compound.
[1900–05]

mo·lec·u·lar formula

(mə-lĕk′yə-lər)
A chemical formula that shows the total number and kinds of atoms in a molecule, but not their structural arrangement. For example, the molecular formula of aspirin is C9H8O4. Compare structural formula.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.molecular formula - a chemical formula based on analysis and molecular weightmolecular formula - a chemical formula based on analysis and molecular weight
chemical formula, formula - a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements
structural formula - an expanded molecular formula showing the arrangement of atoms within the molecule
Translations
molekyylikaava
formule moléculaire
molekylärformel