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

1861


Medical Dictionary

molecular formula

noun

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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