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Offline fligex

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Why does the bisulfate ion have 4 Oxygen atoms?
« on: February 21, 2012, 09:15:29 PM »
Hi all, complete noob here as you might expect from my post title.

I'm doing some homework and one of the questions I'm asked is to write
the formulas for a list of ions they give.

I can't seem to wrap my head around how to figure that out. Hopefully someone can help.

I thought I understood it after doing the Hydroxide ion formula OH- but the same conclusions didn't
apply once I reached the bisulfate ion. I'm dying here.

Thanks for you tips!

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Re: Why does the bisulfate ion have 4 Oxygen atoms?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 01:01:01 AM »
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