What is the total number of atoms in the compound #Ca(ClO_3)_2#?

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May 14, 2017

Answer:

Calcium Chlorate has 9 atoms

Explanation:

Given: #Ca(ClO_3)_2#

The compound is Calcium chlorate.

The Parentheses is a multiplier for all of the elements inside the parentheses.

#"Element Symbol No. of Atoms"#
Calcium #" "Ca: " "1#
Chlorine#" "Cl: " "1 xx 2 = 2#
Oxygen #" "O: " "2 xx 3 = 6#

Total: #" " 1+2+6 = 9#