molecular formulamolecular formula
a formula which gives the kinds of atoms or radicals and the number of each kind in the molecule of a compound (Ex.: CH for benzene)
A chemical formula that shows the number and kinds of atoms in a molecule.
(plural molecular formulas or molecular formulae)
- (chemistry) A notation indicating the number of atoms of each element present in a compound.
- The molecular formula for ethane is C2H6, while the empirical formula is CH3