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Net Ionic Units

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:10 pm
by Kelsey Ash 1D
When finding the net ionic units do polyatomic ions remain connected or do you multiply out the end subscript by the preceding number?

Re: Net Ionic Units

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:15 pm
by Kavya Immadisetty 2B
Polyatomic ions dissolve in connected units. So Na3PO4 would dissolve into 4 units (3 sodium and 1 PO4 3-).

Re: Net Ionic Units

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:17 pm
by Althea Zhao 1B
Not all polyatomic ions dissolve. If the ion is insoluble, you don't distribute the stoichiometric coefficient.