line-formula method

line-formula method

[′līn ‚fȯr·myə·lə ‚meth·əd]
(organic chemistry)
A system of notation for hydrocarbons showing the chemical elements, functional groups, and ring systems in linear form; an example is acetone, CH3COCH3.
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