In ONE formula unit of #CaF_2#, how many individual ions are there?

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Mar 1, 2016

Answer:

In one formula unit of #CaF_2#, there are 3 ions, one cation, and 2 anions.

Explanation:

#CaF_2# is the result of ionic bonds between #Ca^(2+)# and #2xxF^-#. Electrical neutrality demands this stoichiometry. The resultant fluorite structure is exceptionally strong.