Q. 30 A4.0( 4 Votes )

Define ‘formula unit’ of an ionic compound. What is the formula unit of (i) sodium chloride, and (ii) magnesium chloride?

Answer :

Formula unit is defined as the empirical formula of a compound which gives the simplest whole number ratio of atoms of the various elements present in the molecule of the compound.

Formula Unit of Sodium Chloride- NaCl

Formula Unit of Magnesium Chloride- MgCl2.

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