chemical formula

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Andrea- 3J
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chemical formula

Postby Andrea- 3J » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:07 pm

#1nWhat's the difference between chemical formula and molecular formula?

#2 Are bismuth(iii) fluoride the same as bismuth trifluoride?

Max Hayama 4K
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Re: chemical formula

Postby Max Hayama 4K » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:18 pm

Typically, a chemical formula is used to represent a singular atom, whereas a molecular formula is two or more atoms bound together.
Also, bismuth(iii) fluoride is technically the same as bismuth trifluoride, but since it's an ionic compound, bismuth(iii) fluoride is the right way of naming the compound.

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