molecular formula

noun

Definition of molecular formula

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

1861

First Known Use of molecular formula

1861


Medical Dictionary

molecular formula

noun

Medical Definition of molecular formula

  1. :  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


Learn More about molecular formula


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up molecular formula? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a lively discussion

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!