rational formula


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ra·tion·al for·mu·la

chemistry a formula that indicates the constitution as well as the composition of a substance.

ra·tion·al for·mu·la

(rash'ŭn-ăl fōrm'yū-lă)
chemistry a formula that indicates the constitution as well as the composition of a substance.
References in classic literature ?
The situation was something that really exceeded rational formulas for conduct and demanded more than the cold conclusions of reason.
The new government then came up with a more rational formula that fixed the price of natural gas at USD 5.
Since some originative sources are present in soulless things, and others in things possessed of soul, and in soul, and in the rational part of the soul, clearly some potencies will be non-rational and some will be accompanied by a rational formula.