Problem: Describe the molecular geometry and hybridization of the N, P, or S atom of the following compound.(d) K4[O3POPO3], potassium pyrophosphate, an ingredient in some toothpastes.

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From the chemical formula of the compound: K4[O3POPO3]

K → Group 1A → +1 charge → K+

Since there are 4 K+ in the formula, the charge of pyrophosphate must be -4 to make the whole molecule neutral.

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Describe the molecular geometry and hybridization of the N, P, or S atom of the following compound.

(d) K4[O3POPO3], potassium pyrophosphate, an ingredient in some toothpastes.

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