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Skeletal Formula

The skeletal formula of an organic compound is a shorthand representation of its molecular structure. The technique was developed by the organic chemist Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz. Skeletal formulae have become ubiquitous in organic chemistry, partly because they are relatively quick and simple to draw. Carbon and hydrogen atoms are usually not shown explicitly. A skeletal formula shows the skeletal structure or skeleton of a molecule, which is composed of the skeletal atoms that make up the molecule.

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