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molecular formula

noun, Chemistry
1.
a chemical formula that indicates the kinds of atoms and the number of each kind in a molecule of a compound.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • The molecular formula doesn't tell how the atoms in a compound are arranged.
British Dictionary definitions for molecular formula

molecular formula

noun
1.
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
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molecular formula in Medicine

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

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molecular formula in Science
molecular formula  
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 empirical formula, structural formula.

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