Problem: What is the ionic compound formula of sodium phosphate?

FREE Expert Solution

In this problem, we are asked to write the ionic compound formula of sodium phosphate. 

Recall that an ionic compound is composed of a positive ion called a cation connected to a negative ion called an anion

Recall the rules for naming ionic compounds

1. The metal is named normally and written first

– For transition metals, we use Roman numerals to denote its charge.


2. The nonmetal keeps its base name but has its ending change to –ide


3. If Polyatomic ions are present, they retain their name 

**no need to change the ending to –ide

View Complete Written Solution
Problem Details

What is the ionic compound formula of sodium phosphate?

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Naming Ionic Compounds concept. You can view video lessons to learn Naming Ionic Compounds. Or if you need more Naming Ionic Compounds practice, you can also practice Naming Ionic Compounds practice problems.