graphical formula

graphical formula

[¦graf·ə·kəl ′fȯr·myə·lə]
(chemistry)
A chemical formula that suggests a three-dimensional representation of the structure of a molecule by rendering chemical bonds within the plane of the paper as straight lines, those above the plane of the paper as wedge-shaped bonds, and those below the plane of the paper either as broken lines or broken-line wedges.
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