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

##### 1 Answer
Feb 6, 2017

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

#### Explanation:

So we have a molecule of sulfuric acid, which we represent as ${\left(O =\right)}_{2} S {\left(O H\right)}_{2}$. 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............