Chemistry

Give an example of one polyatomic cation and one polyatomic anion. Show how these ions combine to make a compound.

My thinking:
Cation-ClO
Anion-K

How they form, I don't know?

asked by Isaac
  1. You omitted the charges. Should be
    K^+ and ClO^- and form KClO. However, the question asks for a polyatomic cation and K^+ is not polyatomic. NH4^+ would be an example of a polyatomic cation. For anions I would have thought sulfate, SO4^2-, would have come to mind faster than hypochlorite, ClO^-.

    posted by DrBob222
  2. If I did those two, how would I show the two ions coming to make (NH4)2SO4?

    posted by Isaac
  3. NH4^+ is the ammonium ion; ClO^- is the hypochlorite ion. The compound is NH4ClO because each has a valence of 1.
    (NH4)2SO4 is the correct formula for ammonium sulfate.

    posted by DrBob222
  4. Me no Understand pls translate

    posted by Debakey Kid

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