# differentiate between the subscript(s) and coefficient(s) that make up the chemical formula for sulfuric acid, 2H2SO4 [closed]

Im confuse on whats the question is asking. differentiate between the subscript(s) and coefficient(s) that make up the chemical formula for sulfuric acid, $$\ce{2H2SO4}$$.

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• Welcome to Chem.SE. This might be related :) Should chem.SE use Georgia font? – mykhal Sep 25 '18 at 15:03
• Do you know in general, what subscripts and coefficients in a chemical formula are? Do you have problems with both terms or only one of them (which one?)? – Arsak Sep 25 '18 at 15:05
• @mykhal I don't it matters much for someone who clearly doesn't know formula for sulphuric acid... – Mithoron Sep 25 '18 at 15:45

Subscripts and Coefficients both show the quantity of elements. The difference is that subscripts show the number of atoms in a molecule, while coefficients show the number of molecules there are. Also, subscripts are placed immediately after the atom it describes: $$\ce{H2O}$$. the 2 is describing the number of H atoms there are. $$\ce{3H2O}$$ is 3 molecules of $$\ce{H2O}$$.