Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 2 - Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - Exercises - Page 77: 2.69b


Cation Name: Sodium Cation Charge: 1+ Anion Name: Sulfate Anion Charge: 2-

Work Step by Step

Sodium needs to lose one electron to get a full outer shell, therefore its charge is 1+. SO$_{4}^{2-}$ is the sulfate ion, which should be on any standard list of ions.
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