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What is a structural formula?
A structural formula is a representation of a molecule that includes the arrangement of atoms and chemical bonds within said molecule. Often diagrammatically represented, structural formulas consist of elemental symbols that represent the atoms which are connected by one, two, or three lines which represent the chemical bonds.
What are the different types of chemical formulas?
We will look at complete structural formulas, condensed formulas, line formulas, and three-dimensional formulas. Complete structural formulas show all the atoms in a molecule, the types of bonds connecting them, and how they are connected with each other.
What does the molecular formula of a compound tell you?
This formula will tell you how different atoms are arranged or bonded with each other in the molecular formula of a chemical compound. In the below section, we will give you example of acetic acid, and ethyl alcohol with their molecular formulas and structural formulas.
What is the structural formula for water?
Complete structural formulas show all the atoms in a molecule, the types of bonds connecting them, and how they are connected with each other. For a simple molecule like water, H 2 O, the molecular formula, becomes H 鈥?O 鈥?H, the structural formula.