What is the ionic compound formula of sodium sulfate?

1 Answer
May 5, 2014

Sodium Sulfate is an ionic compound formed by two ions, Sodium #Na^+# and Sulfate #SO_4^-2#.

In order for these two polyatomic ions to bond the charges must be equal and opposite. Therefore, it will take two +1 sodium ions to balance the one -2 sulfate ion. This will make the formula for Sodium Sulfate #Na_2SO_4#.

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