How many atoms are present in a

(i) H 2 S molecule and

(ii) PO 4 3– ion



(i) H 2 S molecule

Number of atoms = (2 x Hydrogen) + (1 x Sulphate)

                             = 3 atoms


(ii) PO 4 3– ion

Number of atoms = (1 x Phosphorus + 4 x Oxygen)

                             = 5 atoms

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