# What does the formula of a compound indicates?

## What does the formula of a compound indicates?

A chemical formula is an expression that shows the elements in a compound and the relative proportions of those elements. Molecular formulas do not indicate how the atoms are arranged in the molecule. The empirical formula tells the lowest whole-number ratio of elements in a compound.

## What is the formula of a compound called?

Molecular formulas

## Does a compound has a formula?

Compounds are represented by chemical formulas. Elements in a compound are represented by chemical symbols, and the ratio of different elements is represented by subscripts. There are different rules for writing the chemical formulas for ionic and covalent compounds.

## How is the formula of a compound useful quizlet?

The chemical formula indicates the elements present in the compound and the relative number of atoms of each type. The chemical formula gives the conversion factor between the kind of element and the formula; it also allows the determination of mass percent composition.