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Electrostatic charge between a na+ ion and a cl- ion

  1. Jan 8, 2012 #1
    I have the relevant equation, I just need to know the charges (in coloumbs) of the two ions so I can plug them into it. I thought that it would just be the equivalent charge of the one spare proton/electron, but that did not work so I guess it was a faulty assumption. I have not been able to find this information anywhere.
     
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  3. Jan 8, 2012 #2

    Delphi51

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    Cl- means one extra negative elementary (electron) charge. Na+ is one extra positive elementary charge.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2012 #3
    Thats what I thought, but when I plug the values for those into the equation, it comes out with an answer that is off by a factor of 10 decimal places.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2012 #4

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    Do you want me to check your calc?
     
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