line formula
A two-dimensional representation of @[email protected] in which atoms are shown joined by lines representing single or multiple bonds, without any indication or implication concerning the spatial direction of bonds. For example, methanol is represented as:
(The term should not be confused with the representation of chemical formulae by the 'Wiswesser line notation', a method of string notation. Formulae in this notation are also known as 'Wiswesser line formulae'.)
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1136 [Terms] [Paper]