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Which of the following chemical formulas shows an ionic compound? A. CO2 B. N2O C. NaCl D. C6H12O6

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Victoria Fowler on March 1, 2018

NaCl or Sodium Chloride is an ionic compound. This is due to an ionic compound refers to a compound that consists of positively and negatively charged ions. In this case, Na (Sodium) has a tendency to lose one electron when it reacts with other atoms, so the resulting sodium ion contains 11 protons and 10 electrons, so is positively charged (Na+), When Chlorine reacts, it usually gains an electron to form an ion called chloride, which is negatively charged (Cl-). Since ions with opposite charges attract.


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