The formula of sulfuric acid is #H_2SO_4#. How many atoms of hydrogen, sulfur, and oxygen are in one molecule of sulfuric acid?

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Feb 6, 2017

Answer:

Well is it #5#, or #6#, or #7#...........??

Explanation:

So we have a molecule of sulfuric acid, which we represent as #(O=)_2S(OH)_2#. And alternative representation of sulfuric acid is as #(""^(-)O)_2S^(2+)(OH)_2#; in fact these are equivalent representations. In either instance we have the one sulfur atom, four oxygen atom, and two hydrogen atoms............