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Sodium-hydroxide formula

  1. May 1, 2007 #1
    this is a little thing i just was bouncing around my head and came up with the formula and was just wondering if it would work in anyway.

    NaOH7
     
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  3. May 1, 2007 #2

    Borek

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    No such compound. Sodium hydroxide is NaOH.

    Borek
     
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  4. May 2, 2007 #3
    ah, my bad, hehe, drain cleaner:D
     
  5. May 9, 2007 #4
    yeah, the energy required to ionize a second electron off of a Sodium atom would be really high. while theoretically possible in certain extreme conditions, it will not happen under any normal circumstances. Typically Alkali metals form +1 ions and will therefore bond easily with -1 ions (like the Hydroxyl, OH-)
     
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