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For an ionic compound, the empirical formula is called a formula unit.

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Usually the lowest whole number ratio of ions in the compound, called the empirical formula or the formula unit.


The lowest whole number ratio of positive to negative ions in the compound.


No. The chemical formula of an ionic compound is a formula unit and represents the lowest whole number ratio of ions in the compound. Ionic compounds are not made of molecules.


The ionic Sb3p2 is a compound. This compound is called binary.


No, it is a molecular compound. If it was ionic, the ratio of the subscripts-"2" for Nitrogen and "4" for Oxygen; (2:4)- would have to be reduced to the lowest whole number ratio, which is 1:2. Also, both Nitrogen and Oxygen are nonmetals. All ionic compounds have metals in them, so it definitely not a ionic compound.


KNO3 as a ionic compound is called Potassium nitrate


an empirical formula For an ionic compound, the empirical formula is called a formula unit.


An ionic compound is written by using the lowest ratios of the ions in a compound. E.g. magnesium chloride is not Mg6Cl12, but MgCl2.


SO3 is a covalent compound, not ionic. It is called sulfur trioxide.


A formula unit in chemistry is the empirical formulaof any ionic or covalent network solid compound used as an independent entity for stoichiometric calculations. It is the lowest whole number ratio of ions represented in an ionic compound.


A chemical formula of an ionic compound is called a formula unit.



If it is a molecular compound, the formula indicates the numbers of atoms of each element in one molecule of the compound. If it's an ionic compound, the formula unit indicates the lowest whole number ratio of ions in the compound.


Yes, the basic unit of an ionic compound is called its formula unit.


A formula unit shows the lowest ratio of ions that combine to make this compound.


This is an ionic compound, for example a salt as potassium chloride.


In chemistry, an ionic compound is a chemical compound in which ions are held together in a lattice structure by ionic bonds. The positively charged ions are called cations and the negatively charged ions are called anions.




A chemical formula indicates the numbers and kinds of atoms in a molecule, or the lowest whole number ratio of ions in an ionic compound.


K2O is an ionic compound called potassium oxide.



when forming ionic compound , they want to gain or lose the smallest number of valence electron.


We need to balance the number in an ionic compound b/c Ionic Compounds must be Neutral which means that is No Charge=0


Common salt,, which is correctly called Sodium chloride, is an ionic compound formed of Na+ and Cl- ions.



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