molecular formula


molecular formula

noun

Definition of MOLECULAR FORMULA

:  a chemical formula that gives the total number of atoms of each element in each molecule of a substance — compare structural formula

First Known Use of MOLECULAR FORMULA

1869

molecular formula

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MOLECULAR FORMULA

: a chemical formula for a compound existing as discrete molecules that gives the total number of atoms of each element in a molecule <the molecular formula for water is H2O>—see structural formula; compare empirical formula

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