The chemical formula of a compound means the symbolic representation of the composition of a compound. Chemical formulae provide insight into the elements that constitute the molecules of a compound and also the ratio in which the atoms of these elements combine to form such molecules.
About chemical formulae
- Chemical formulae provide insight into the chemical composition of a substance.
- They also represent the ratios in which the constituent elements combine to form the compound.
- The chemical formula of a compound is crucial while representing it in a chemical equation.
- Chemical formulae can also be employed to represent ions, free radicals and other chemical species.
The chemical formula of carbon dioxide is CO2, we come to know that one carbon atom and two oxygen atoms are chemically bonded together to form one molecule of the compound, carbon dioxide. A chemical formula denotes the number of various atoms present in the chemical compound.
Given below is a list of compounds with the formula
|Serial Number||Name of the compound||Chemical formula|