Question #96d01

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Dec 18, 2016



Zinc nitrate, #"Zn(NO"_3)_2"#, is an ionic compound. Ionic compounds do not form molecules. Ionic compounds exist as crystal lattices. The lowest whole number ratio, also the empirical formula, represents a formula unit. The expression #"5 Zn(NO"_3)_2"# represents 5 formula units or 5 moles of zinc nitrate.