What is the difference between molecular formula and structural formula?

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Nov 9, 2015

Answer:

The molecular formula is just each element of the molecule and the number of each of these elements, while the structural formula is when the structure is drawn out individually

Explanation:

For example glucose molecular formula is C6H12O6, but its structural formula is as follows
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As you can see the structural formula shows the bonding and structure of each molecule and each individual element