In some diagrams for tartrazine ($\ce{C16H9N4Na3O9S2}$), I see that $\ce{SO3Na}$ is actually represented as $\ce{SO3^-}$ with a floating $\ce{Na^+}$ next to it. How does this work?


EDIT: Wait, are they just ionicly bonded together?

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    $\begingroup$ That would be a yes to your ionic bond theory ;) $\endgroup$ – airhuff Oct 19 '17 at 6:36
  • $\begingroup$ Don't worry, there were worse ;) $\endgroup$ – Mithoron Oct 19 '17 at 16:08

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