What is the formula for strontium hydride?


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The chemical formula for strontium hydride is written as SrH2. The symbol Sr represents the element strontium, and the symbol H represents the element hydrogen. The symbols for each element can be located on the periodic table of elements, which also lists their atomic number and their atomic weight.

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The figure after the hydrogen symbol indicates that the formula contains two atoms of hydrogen. Since the strontium symbol isn't modified by a number, each molecule of strontium hydride contains only one atom of strontium. The number of atoms in a formula is generally written in subscript. The number of charges in a formula is written in superscript.

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