State Information Obtained From Formula Of Compound

State the information obtained from the formula of a compound.


A formula gives us the following information about a compound.

  1. Types of elements present in the compound.
  2. Number of each kind of atoms in one molecule of the compound.
  3. Mass of one molecule of the compound.

A molecule of carbon dioxide gas is represented by COIt indicates that a carbon dioxide molecule is formed by the combination of two elements i.e. carbon and oxygen. The number of carbon atom is one and that of oxygen atom is two. The mass of one molecule of carbon dioxide can be calculated by adding the mass of one atom of carbon and two atoms of oxygen.