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Condensed Formula Definition

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This is the chemical structure of hexane.

This is the chemical structure of hexane. The condensed formula is CH3(CH2)4CH3.

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Condensed Formula Definition: The condensed formula of a molecule where symbols of atoms are listed as they appear in the molecule's structure with bond dashes omitted or limited.

Examples: Hexane is a six carbon hydrocarbon with molecular formula is C6H14. The condensed formula is CH3(CH2)4CH3.

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