What does formula mean?

1 Answer
May 15, 2017


Essentially it is a set of chemical symbols that represents the elements present in a compound.



The chemical formula for potassium chloride is #KCl#, meaning that there is one potassium (#K#) atom and one chlorine (#Cl#) atom per one formula unit of potassium chloride. You'll see these in every aspect of chemistry you encounter.