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Could you please explain how to write chemical formulaes using valency of elements?

Asked by Bhawna 13th March 2015, 6:55 PM
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Writing Chemical Formulae

Step 1 :  Write the symbol of a basic radical (element with a positive valency) on the left hand side and that of the acidic radical (element with a negative valency) on the right hand side.

Step 2 : Write the valency number/charge of each of the respective ions at the bottom of its symbol.

Step 3 : Interchange the valency number. Ignore the (+) and (-) sign.

Step 4 :  Write the interchanged number.

Step 5 :  Write the compound’s formula.

Step 6: Cross the reduced valencies. If 1 appears, ignore it.  And if a group of atoms receives a valency number more than 1, enclose it within brackets.

Using the valency of ions, we can write the formulae of compounds.


Answered by Expert 13th March 2015, 7:00 PM
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