What is meant by the term chemical formula?



A chemical formula is a symbolic representation of a chemical compound .

It tells us about the type and number of atoms present in the compound.


For example, the chemical formula of common salt is NaCl . It tells us that NaCl is composed of 1 atom of Sodium (Na) and 1 atom of Chlorine (Cl)

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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 11 years and a teacher from the past 11 years. He teaches Science, Accounts and English at Teachoo