What is Sulfate? - Definition, Structure & Formula Video


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The bonding arrangement of 4 oxygen atoms around a sulfur atom, in the sulfate compound, is referred to as what name?

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1. What is the correct molecular formula for sulfate?

2. When building a lewis structure of sulfate, what two following principles must be met in order to satisfy the bonding and charge for the sulfur and oxygen atoms?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this printable quiz and worksheet combo to test your knowledge of sulfate, its molecular formula, and its resonance structures.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics included in this quiz cover sulfate's:

  • Molecular formula
  • Lewis structure
  • Bonding arrangement

Skills Practiced

The following skills will help you with this quiz and worksheet:

  • Making connections - use the information you've read about sulfate to determine what material is produced by sulfuric acid
  • Knowledge application - with the knowledge you've gained regarding sulfate and the molecular formula associated with it
  • Reading comprehension - recall the material given concerning sulfate's molecular formula

Additional Learning

To deepen your knowledge of sulfate, and its resonance structures, check out the tutorial entitled What is Sulfate? - Definition, Structure & Formula. This lesson contains material about sulfate's:

  • Structure
  • Relation to chelate
  • Molecular arrangement