Definition of structural formula in English:

structural formula

Line breaks: struc|tural for|mula

noun

Chemistry
A formula which shows the arrangement of atoms in the molecule of a compound.
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  • Like the molecular formula, the structural formula of a substance gives the exact number of atoms of each element per molecule.
  • At its most basic the structural formula is the chemical formula showing the bonds that are present.
  • Butene and ethene have the same empirical formula CH 2 but different molecular and structural formulas.

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