Chemical Formulae

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To those unacquainted with organic chemistry, it might appear strange that so many substances of diverse properties should possess identical chemical formulae. Examples are C10H161 C1oH1oO, C1oH1sO, which appear in the preceding article. These formulae represent in the simplest possible manner the number of individual atoms of carbon and hydrogen, or carbon, hydrogen and oxygen constituting the molecule of substances.

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