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Formula of an Ionic Compound: Balancing Charges on Ions—ChemTopic™ Lab Activity

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Atoms of different elements combine with one another to form compounds. The empirical formula of an ionic compound indicates the kinds of atoms present in the compound as well as the relative number (ratio) of each atom. With the Formula of an Ionic Compound: Balancing Charges on Ions—ChemTopic™ Lab Activity, determine the empirical formula of an unknown ionic compound by putting solutions through a series of reactions.

Concepts

  • Ionic Compounds
  • Polyatomic Ions
  • Empirical Formula
  • Precipitation Reaction