Chemistry
Elements and Compounds
Atoms and Atomic Structure

What do images of atoms and molecules show?

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04/22/2014

The empiracle formula shows the ratio of the individual elements in a compound, and the molecular formula shows the actual number of each elemental atom in each molecule (which will be equal to the empiracle formula or a whole number multiple of it). However, it is the structural formula that shows how the individual atoms are connected.