How would you differentiate between ionic compounds, molecular compounds, and acids given only the formula?

1 Answer
Apr 5, 2016

Ionic compounds will always have 1 metal and a non metal for example sodium and chlorine which makes NaCl
Molecular compounds always have 2 nonmetals for example hydrogen and oxygen which makes H2O
In acids the first element will always be H for example H2SO4
HCl etc.