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projection formula

Also contains definition of: stereoformula

A formal two-dimensional representation of a three-dimensional molecular structure obtained by projection of bonds (symbolized as lines) onto a plane with or without the designation of the positions of relevant atoms by their chemical symbols. A projection formula which indicates the spatial arrangement of bonds is called a stereochemical formula or stereoformula. Examples of stereoformulae are Fischer projection, Newman projection, sawhorse projection, wedge projection and zig-zag projection.
Source:
PAC, 1996, 68, 2193 (Basic terminology of stereochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2214
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
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