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What's the difference between displayed formula, structural formula and skeletal formula? I know what they are but I need the differences down in words
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Moved to Chemistry :smile:
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What's the difference between displayed formula, structural formula and skeletal formula? I know what they are but I need the differences down in words
Displayed shows all the bonds
Structural shows all the required parts to build a complete and correct structure
Skeletal shows only heteroatoms, representing carbon chains by zigzag lines.
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displayed shows the bonds between the atoms in the molecule C-H for example. Structural is shows all the different groups in the molecule in order. E.g. for C4H10 (butane) the structural formula is CH3CH2CH2CH3. Skeletal shows the carbon-carbon chain through a zigzag structure.
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What's the difference between displayed formula, structural formula and skeletal formula? I know what they are but I need the differences down in words
This is an amazing revision guide and has the answers: https://chemrevise.files.wordpress.c...on-organic.pdf
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Our chemistry teacher made us draw this to get the point across very clearly:
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displayed shows the bonds between the atoms in the molecule C-H for example. Structural is shows all the different groups in the molecule in order. E.g. for C4H10 (butane) the structural formula is CH3CH2CH2CH3. Skeletal shows the carbon-carbon chain through a zigzag structure.
Thank you boss
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This is an amazing revision guide and has the answers: https://chemrevise.files.wordpress.c...on-organic.pdf
Appreciate it Ty ✊
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displayed shows the bonds between the atoms in the molecule C-H for example. Structural is shows all the different groups in the molecule in order. E.g. for C4H10 (butane) the structural formula is CH3CH2CH2CH3. Skeletal shows the carbon-carbon chain through a zigzag structure.
Ty for the help !
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Displayed shows all the bonds
Structural shows all the required parts to build a complete and correct structure
Skeletal shows only heteroatoms, representing carbon chains by zigzag lines.
Ty 👌
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