# What is the total number of ions present in the formula Na2SO4?

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A. 2

B. 3

C. 4

D. 6

The answer given is B. 3, why?

A. 2

B. 3

C. 4

D. 6

The answer given is B. 3, why?

##### 2 Answers

#### Answer:

The answer should be 3 ions.

#### Explanation:

After looking again it seems to me that the number of ions in one molecule are actually just Na, S and O, which means 3 ions.

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Given compound is

If one breaks up the given compound in its constituent ions one obtains

Feb 17, 2016

#### Answer:

Let's see how it behaves in water.

#### Explanation:

So it's free ions.