Formula FAQs:


Q: Is a formula a concise way of expressing information symbolically?

A: Yes, as in a mathematical or chemical formula.

Q: Is a formula a drawing that shows the location of each atom?

A: Yes, and which atoms it binds to.

Q: Is a formula not dimensionally homogeneous?

A: Yes, and therefore erroneous, the falsehood becomes apparent in the impossibility to derive a formula with prescribed units.

Q: Is a formula often implicitly provided in the form of a computer instruction such as?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a formula a way of expressing information about the proportions of atoms that constitute a particular chemical compound?

A: Yes, and using a single line of chemical element symbols, numbers, and sometimes other symbols, such as parentheses, brackets, and plus and minus signs.

Q: Is a formula an entity constructed using the symbols and formation rules of a given logical language?

A: Yes.