Structural Formula: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following shows the correct condensed structural formula of a compound that has five carbon (C) atoms, 12 hydrogen (H) atoms and one oxygen (O) atom?

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1. Which of the following is the correct skeletal structural formula for the following compound?

2. What is the correct line-bond structural formula for the compound shown below? (The black dots are bonding electrons between the atoms and the red dots are nonbonding electrons.) Hint: Since this is an organic compound, nonbonding electrons are, in general, not shown in the line-bond structural formula

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz will guide you along as you find out what you know about structural formula. Topics for the quiz include interpreting a condensed structural formula and a correct skeletal structural formula for a given compound.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Make use of these study tools to:

  • Identify a correct line-bond structural formula for a given compound
  • Compare compounds represented in structural formulas
  • Recognize the correct skeletal formula for a line-bond structural formula

Skills Practiced

Practice the following study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on structural formula
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding skeletal structural formulas and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about line-bond structural formula

Additional Learning

Use this lesson to find out more about structural formula. The lesson is entitled Structural Formula: Definition & Examples and it will cover the following objectives:

  • Understand what a structural formula is
  • Identify different types and examples
  • Interpret electron dot structural formula
  • Define line-bond structural formula
  • Analyze condensed structural formula