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# Symbolic representation of an actual number of atoms present in a molecule is called:

A
empirical formula
B
molecular formula
C
structural formula
D
none of these

Solution

## The correct option is B molecular formulaThe number of atoms of each element in a compound is given by the molecular formula. For example: CompoundChemical Formula  Water$$H_2O$$  Carbon dioxide$$CO_2$$  Ethyl alcohol$$C_2H_5OH$$ By looking at the molecular formula of water, one can understand it has $$2$$ atoms of hydrogen and $$1$$ atom of oxygen. Similarly, other compounds also have a fixed number of atoms which is understood by the molecular formula.Chemistry

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