What is the ionic formula for sodium carbonate?

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Mar 3, 2018

Answer:

Well you got the salt of sodium ion...#Na^+#...

Explanation:

and carbonate ion, #CO_3^(2-)# ion....and clearly the salt is a NEUTRAL species... And so we take two cations, and ONE anion to give us....

#Na_2CO_3# as the #"NEUTRAL SALT"#.....and carbonates are labile to acids according to the following equation....

#Na_2CO_3(aq) + 2HCl(aq) rarr 2NaCl(aq) + CO_2(g)uarr+ H_2O(l)#