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General formula

Algebraic expression describing members of a homologous series

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Molecular formula

Actual no. of each type of atoms present in one molecule of a compound

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Empirical formula

Simplest whole number ratio of atoms present in one molecule of a compound

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Displayed formula

Arrangement of atoms in a molecule as well as all the bonds

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Structural formula

Atoms arranged in a molecule carbon by carbon with functional groups and alkyl groups in brackets. Double and triple bonds shown

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Skeletal formula

Shows bonds between carbon atoms