How many atoms of each type are in SIX formula units of #Ag_2SO_4#?

1 Answer
May 31, 2018

Answer:

Silver - Ag = 12 atoms
Sulfur - S = 6 atoms
Oxygen - O = 24 atoms

Explanation:

To find the number of atoms in the molecules represented by #6Ag_2SO_4#

We begin by determining the atoms in one molecule of #Ag_2SO_4#

We look at the subscripts of the molecule and determine that there are

2 atoms of Ag - Silver
1 atom of S - Sulfur
and
4 atoms of O - Oxygen

Since the original situation is #6Ag_2SO_4#

We know that the coefficient #6# tells us that there are 6 molecules of Silver Sulfate #(Ag_2SO_4)#
So we must multiply the single molecule values by 6

#2*6 = 12# atoms of Ag - Silver
#1*6=6# atoms of S - Sulfur
and
#4*6=24# atoms of O - Oxygen

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