Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Stoichiometry terminology/chemical formula

  1. Nov 12, 2013 #1
    Hello All,

    Is it correct to write the compound U(As1-xSx)2 as UAs2-2xS2x?. So for x=0.5 the compound is UAs1S1.
    Thanks, Rajini.
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 13, 2013 #2


    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    It can be right, but sometimes the first version (with (whatever)2) is meant to suggest composition of the compound.

    So Ca(CN)2 and CaC2N2 both describe the composition of the same calcium cyanide, but the first formula is much more easy to read.

    Could be there is a similar logic behind U(As1-xSx)2.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted

Similar Discussions: Stoichiometry terminology/chemical formula
  1. Chemical Formulas (Replies: 17)

  2. Chemical Formulas (Replies: 8)

  3. Chemical formula (Replies: 2)

  4. Chemical Formulas (Replies: 5)