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What Is a Material That Can Be Represented by a Chemical Formula?

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A material that can be represented by a chemical formula is either a mixture or a pure substance. Mixtures, or compounds, can be represented by a chemical formula to denote which atoms make up their composition. Pure substances, such as water, can also be represented by chemical formulas.

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What Is a Material That Can Be Represented by a Chemical Formula?
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Chemical formulas include all of the atoms that comprise a certain mixture or pure substance. In chemical formulas, atoms appear in the abbreviated forms that are found on the periodic table. The amount of each atom in a chemical formula is then denoted by a subscript number next to the atom's abbreviated name. Atoms can appear in any order in a chemical formula.

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