Describe this formula...
is the formula for
sodium hydrogen carbonate (baking soda)
Elements it contains:
Sodium (Na), Hydrogen (H), Carbon (C ), and Oxygen (O)
The number of atoms of each element is:
1 sodium, 1 hydrogen, 1 carbon, and 3 oxygen
If we change the coefficient to some other number besides 1, it changes the number of atoms that we have: Formula = 4NaHCO3
- You need to multiply all the number of atoms by the coefficient, so you will then have…
- 4 sodium atoms, 4 hydrogen atoms, 4 carbon atoms, and 12 oxygen atoms.