Can the compound Na2Cl2 also be written or only be written as 2NaCl?

Please explain the reason.

Thank you

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Na2Cl2 does not exist; the molecules contain one sodium and one chlorine.

  • scientific_boy3434
    1 month ago

    chemically speaking is not wrong to write Na2Cl2, because sodium chloride has a 1:1 ratio of Na and Cl


    IUPAC states that you have to write a chemical formula of a compound with the smallest numbers that will describe the ratio of the atoms.

  • Robert W
    1 month ago

    No it can’t because Na2 means 2 sodium atoms and Cl2 means 2 chlorine atoms. 2NaCl means 2 moles of the compound sodium chloride (table salt). Plus Na2Cl2 doesnt exist.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    it is thermodynamically unfavourable to write sodium chloride as Na2Cl2.draw a born haber cycle for both,put in the datas and u’ll get the answer

    check this link

  • maddy
    4 days ago

    Na2 Cl2

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