from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chemical formula that shows how the atoms and bonds in a molecule are arranged.
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- n. Any of various diagrammatic representations of the structure of a molecule that shows how its atoms are linked to each other, with what type of bonds, and the presence of any charges
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- a symbolic representation of the structure of one molecule of a chemical compound, showing the attachments of the atoms to each other, and representing their arrangement in space; the spatial representation is symbolic and approximate, and it may or may not depict the stereochemical relations of the bonds. Distinguished from empirical formula. See also Rational formula, under formula.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an expanded molecular formula showing the arrangement of atoms within the molecule
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