What is the ionic compound formula of ammonium sulfate?

1 Answer
May 5, 2014

Ammonium Sulfate is an ionic compound formed by two polyatomic ions, Ammonium #NH_4^+# and Sulfate #SO_4^-#.

In order for these two polyatomic ions to bond the charges must be equal and opposite. Therefore, it will take two +1 ammonium ions to balance the one -2 sulfate ion. This will make the formula for Ammonium Sulfate #(NH_4)_2SO_4#.

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