anonymous
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Why is it that in pictures of sodium benzoate, the na ion isn't attached to the compound? heres an example: http://www.drugfuture.com/Pharmacopoeia/USP32/pub/data/images/v32270/cas-532-32-1.gif Does it have an ionic bond with the oxygen? How could it if it sodium has a charge of +1 while oxygen has a charge of -2?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Why is it that in pictures of sodium benzoate, the na ion isn't attached to the compound? heres an example: http://www.drugfuture.com/Pharmacopoeia/USP32/pub/data/images/v32270/cas-532-32-1.gif Does it have an ionic bond with the oxygen? How could it if it sodium has a charge of +1 while oxygen has a charge of -2?
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taramgrant0543664
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The oxygen already has a bond formed with the carbon so it actually only has a charge of -1. There is an ionic bond between the Na and O
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  • anonymous
Ohhh that makes sense, thanks :) Btw how do you give metals on here? I tried to give them to people last time I asked a question but when I clicked on the metal button nothing happened :/
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You just have to hit best response to give a metal out

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oh haha i did it :D thanks

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