What is the ionic compound for Ca3(PO4)2?

1 Answer
Jun 18, 2014

The compound #Ca_3(PO_4)_2# is the molecule Calcium Phosphate.

Calcium is a +2 cation #Ca^(+2)#

Phosphate is a -3 polyatomic anion #PO_4^(-3)#

It takes three +2 calcium ions to balance with two -3 phosphate ions in order for the ionic charges to be equal an opposite.

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