What is the name of the compound with the formula #Na_2CO_3#?

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Mar 18, 2017

Answer:

#"Sodium carbonate........."#

Explanation:

The salt derives from #Na^+#, and #CO_3^(2-)#.
#CO_3^(2-)# is called the carbonate ion
You will need 2 sodium ions (#Na^+#) to even out the charges:

#2Na^+ +CO_3^(2-) ->Na_2CO_3#

Sodium hydrogen carbonate or sodium bicarbonate is:

#Na^(+) +HCO_3^(-) ->NaHCO_3#