What is the ionic compound formula of sodium hydroxide?

1 Answer
May 5, 2014

Sodium Hydroxide is an ionic compound formed by two ions, Sodium #Na^+# and Hydroxide #OH^-#.

In order for these two polyatomic ions to bond the charges must be equal and opposite. Therefore, it take one +1 sodium ions to balance the one -1 hydroxide ion. This will make the formula for Sodium Hydroxide #NaOH#.

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