Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 2 - Chemical Compounds - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 90b: 46c


Ammonium Phosphate

Work Step by Step

Here, we must recognize Phosphate ($PO_4^{3-}$) as well as ammonium $(NH_4^+)$. Based on these charges (which can be obtained from the table), it makes sense that there are three ammonium molecules in the compound for every one phosphate molecule. We see that the name of the compound is: Ammonium Phosphate
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