What is the charge on the anion in #AlPO_4#?

1 Answer
Mar 4, 2017


#PO_4 = -3#


the anion is the negatively charged ion in a solution or molecule.

The Al is the positively charged ion in this molecule.

#PO_4 # is the negatively charged in this molecule.

Al number 13 normally has a charge of + 3 the phosphate ion must have an equal negative charge of -3