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  1. formula, chemical formulanoun

    a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements

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  1. chemical formulanoun

    Alternative name for molecular formula.

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  1. Chemical formula

    A chemical formula is a way of expressing information about the proportions of atoms that constitute a particular chemical compound, using a single line of chemical element symbols, numbers, and sometimes also other symbols, such as parentheses, dashes, brackets, and plus and minus signs. These are limited to a single typographic line of symbols, which may include subscripts and superscripts. A chemical formula is not a chemical name, and it contains no words. Although a chemical formula may imply certain simple chemical structures, it is not the same as a full chemical structural formula. Chemical formulas are more limiting than chemical names and stuctural formulas. The simplest types of chemical formulas are called empirical formulas, which use only letters and numbers indicating atomic proportional ratios. Molecular formulas indicate the simple numbers of each type of atom in a molecule of a molecular substance, and are thus sometimes the same as empirical formulas, and at other times require larger numbers than do empirical formulas. An example of the difference is the empirical formula for glucose, which is CH2O, while its molecular formula requires all numbers to be increased by a factor of six, giving C6H12O6.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chemical formula in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chemical formula in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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