With the structural formula of Harries as a clue chemists all over the world plunged into the problem with renewed hope.
The structural formula for benzene, C6H6, is one which it is difficult and inconvenient to reproduce in type.
Hence guanidine from its structural formula is a carbodiamidimide.
structural formula struc·tur·al formula (strŭk'chər-əl)
A chemical formula that shows the number and kinds of atoms in a molecule and how the atoms and bonds in the molecule are arranged.
A chemical formula that shows how the atoms making up a compound are arranged within the molecule. For example, the structural formula of aspirin is CH3COOC6H4COOH, indicating that it consists of an acetyl group (CH3COO) attached to the carboxylic acid (COOH) of a phenyl group (C6H4). Compare empirical formula, molecular formula.