Ni(C_2H_3O_2)_4 How many atoms are represented in this formula?

May 15, 2017

Just like in maths, the parentheses go for everything between them.

Explanation:

So we have:
$1 N i$
$2 C \times 4 = 8 C$
$3 H \times 4 = 12 H$
$2 O \times 4 = 8 O$
For a total of $1 + 8 + 12 + 8 = 29$ atoms