empiric formula


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em·pir·ic for·mu·la

in chemistry, a formula indicating the kind and number of atoms in the molecules of a substance, or its composition, but not the relation of the atoms to each other or the intimate structure of the molecule.
Synonym(s): molecular formula

em·pir·ic for·mu·la

(em-pir'ik fōrm'yū-lă)
chemistry A formula indicating the kind and number of atoms in the molecules of a substance, or its composition, but not the relation of the atoms to each other or the intimate structure of the molecule.
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