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: 2.70b


Silver cation has a +1 charge. Sulfate anion has a -2 charge.

Work Step by Step

There is no overall charge on the compound, thus charges are balanced. Sulfate anion has a -2 charge. Two atoms of silver are present, in order to balance this charge, silver has a +1 charge on each of its atom.
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