Problem: Determine the number of each type of atom in each formula:NaCNA) 1 sodium atom, 1 carbon atom and 2 nitrogen atoms. B) 1 sodium atom, 2 carbon atoms and 1 nitrogen atom. C) 2 sodium atoms, 1 carbon atom and 1 nitrogen atom. D) 1 sodium atom, 1 carbon atom and 1 nitrogen atom

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In a chemical formula, subscript indicates the # of atoms

  • if element has no subscript → only one atom
  • NaCN → composed of: Na, C and N
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Determine the number of each type of atom in each formula:

NaCN


A) 1 sodium atom, 1 carbon atom and 2 nitrogen atoms. 

B) 1 sodium atom, 2 carbon atoms and 1 nitrogen atom. 

C) 2 sodium atoms, 1 carbon atom and 1 nitrogen atom. 

D) 1 sodium atom, 1 carbon atom and 1 nitrogen atom

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