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Chapter 4, Problem 3E
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What is a chemical formula?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The term “Chemical formula” is to be defined.

Concept Introduction:

A compound is represented by a chemical formula, which gives information about the elements present in that compound and the relative number of atoms contained in that compound.

In a compound, the atoms are contained in a fixed proportion, and to represent those proportions, a chemical formula is used.

Explanation of Solution

A compound is represented by a chemical formula, which gives information about the elements present in that compound and the relative number of atoms contained in that compound.

For example:

H2O is the chemical formula of water, which gives information about the types of atoms and the number of each different type involved in the formation of water. There are 2 hydrogen atoms and 1 oxygen atom present in the water molecule

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