# How does a complete structural formula differ from a condensed?

Jun 6, 2018

Is not the condensed structural formula shorter than the structural formula?

#### Explanation:

So take $\text{n-hexane}$, ${C}_{6} {H}_{14}$, VERSUS ${H}_{3} C - C {H}_{2} C {H}_{2} C {H}_{2} C {H}_{2} C {H}_{3}$ versus ${H}_{3} C {\left(C {H}_{2}\right)}_{4} C {H}_{3}$.. Which is easier to write?