posted by Melissa on .
I am supposed to add NH4 and C2H3O2 together and write the new ion. Would it be NH7C2O2? do I add the hydrogens together and were would it go in the order then?
Is this organic chemistry or G-chem?
There is no new ion; however, the two ions come together to form ammonium acetate, NH4C2H3O2. Your NH7C2O2 is correct but few will recognize ammonium acetate that way. I recommend NH4C2H3O2 because we recognize NH4^+ as the ammonium ion and C2H3O2^- as the acetate ion.