Created By : Rina Nayak

Reviewed By : Phani Ponnapalli

Last Updated : Apr 28, 2023

The Ionic Formula Calculator quickly calculates the formula of an ionic compound and the net ionic charge. To examine the ionic radii, net ionic charge, and formula, enter the ionic bond name and press the calculate button.

Enter first element(cation)
Enter number of cation(+)
Enter second element(anion)
Enter number of anion(-)

What Does Ionic Compound Mean?

An ionic compound is a chemical complex made up of ions that are kept together by the electric attraction known as ionic bonding in chemistry. Because it contains both positively and negatively charged ions, the chemical molecule created is neutral. Positively charged ions are referred to as cations, whereas consisting entirely of the ions Na+ and Cl–.

Example: Calculate Mg2net +'s ionic charge


Mg2+ is a mineral that has been given to you

Mg2+ has a positive ionic charge of +2.

How to use an Ionic Formula Calculator?

The following are the steps on how to use the Ionic Formula Calculator. They are as beneath

  • Fill in the appropriate input fields with the ionic chemical component.
  • To get the output, click the "Calculate" button.
  • In the new window, the ionic formula and net ionic charge will be displayed.

FAQ’s on Ionic Formula Calculator

1. What is meant by an Ionic Compound?

Ionic compound is nothing but a chemical compound made up of ions that are held together by the electrostatic force known as ionic bonding.

2. How do you find an Ionic Formula?

To find an ionic compound's formula, first, determine the cation and note its symbol and charge. Then put down the anion's symbol and charge. Finally, unite the two ions to make a chemical molecule that is electrically neutral.

3. What is the proper way to write a cation and anion formula?

The cation comes first in the ionic compound formula, followed by the anion, both with numeric subscripts to denote the number of atoms in each. Polyatomic ions are made up of a group of covalently bound atoms with an overall charge, forming an ion.