Structural formula
Structural formula Struc"tur*al form"u*la (Chem.) 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}. [PJC]

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  • structural formula — Formula For mu*la, n.; pl. E. {Formulas}, L. {Formul[ae]}. [L., dim. of forma form, model. See{Form}, n.] 1. A prescribed or set form; an established rule; a fixed or conventional method in which anything is to be done, arranged, or said. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • structural formula — n an expanded molecular formula (as H O H for water) showing the arrangement within the molecule of atoms and of bonds * * * a chemical formula telling how many atoms of each element are present in a molecule of a substance, which atom is linked… …   Medical dictionary

  • structural formula — n. a formula which illustrates the arrangement of the atoms and bonds in a molecule: see BENZENE …   English World dictionary

  • Structural formula — The structural formula of a chemical compound is a graphical representation of the molecular structure, showing how the atoms are arranged. The chemical bonding within the molecule is also shown, either explicitly or implicitly. There are several …   Wikipedia

  • structural formula — struktūrinė formulė statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Molekulės atomų erdvinio išsidėstymo pavaizdavimas plokštumoje. atitikmenys: angl. atomic formula; structural formula rus. структурная формула …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • structural formula — struktūrinė formulė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. configurational formula; structural formula vok. Strukturformel, f rus. структурная формула, f pranc. formule de structure, f; formule développée, f; formule structurale, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • structural formula — Chem. a chemical formula showing the linkage of the atoms in a molecule diagrammatically, as H O H. Cf. empirical formula, molecular formula. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • structural formula — noun an expanded molecular formula showing the arrangement of atoms within the molecule • Hypernyms: ↑molecular formula …   Useful english dictionary

  • structural formula — noun Date: circa 1872 an expanded molecular formula showing the arrangement within the molecule of atoms and of bonds …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • structural formula — expanded chemical formula detailing the connections of atoms and groups of atoms and their type and number …   English contemporary dictionary

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